Election Day: Polls Closed For Nashville Transit Vote

Posted at 6:47 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 21:19:49-04

Polls have officially opened as Nashville voters decide if the city will get a multi-billion dollar mass transit plan.

After years of studies and countless hours campaigning, it's time for voters to decide. 

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Monday was a busy day for pro and anti-transit advocates. They called voters, knocked on doors, and got volunteers ready for the polls. 

Now, after months of debate, they wait. 

Members of Transit For Nashville said the plan is a necessary investment in the future of a growing city, saying with more than 25 miles of light rail, additional bus service, and an underground tunnel downtown, it will help relieve traffic congestion.  

However, the group "No Tax 4 Tracks" argues the expensive plan is centered too much around the light rail, and will lead to tax increases that will take a toll on residents.  

Now both sides have made their cases, and they hope voters agree. 

 Voters will also select a number of judges at the polls on Tuesday. Early voting records have already been broken, and we could see record turnout for a May election.  

Polls open at 7 a.m. Make sure you bring your photo ID when you go to vote. Be advised, the busiest times are expected to be early-morning and after people get off work. 

Don't know where to vote? Click here to find your polling location. 

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