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Election Day: Polls close across Tennessee, Kentucky

Posted at 9:06 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 19:34:22-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Polls across Tennessee and Kentucky have closed on what has been a highly anticipated Election Day.

Even though Tennessee saw a record turnout during early voting, voters were still expected to possibly experience long lines due to COVID-19 precautions. Make sure you have a valid ID before you head to the polls.

Voting today? Here's what you need to know before heading to the polls

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office recommended voting during the mid-morning or mid-afternoon hours because early morning, noon and 5 p.m. are peak times.

In Clarksville, long lines were reported early as voters lined up. As of this morning, there have been no major issues reported in the Nashville area.

If you have COVID-19, you can still vote today. However, you must to it at a designated location.

In Davidson County, voters should call the election office to reserve a time to vote. Once a voting time is scheduled, the voter needs to bring a photo ID and proof of a positive COVID-19 test.

The Davidson County COVID-19 Hotline is 615-862-7777. Voters who test positive for COVID-19 can schedule a safe voting experience until 4:30 p.m. today.

Voters who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are registered in Cheatham, Wilson, Williamson, Montgomery, Rutherford and Dickson Counties are encouraged to call their county election office for details on when and where to safely cast a ballot.

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