Voters Head To Polls In Tennessee Primary Election

Posted at 6:31 AM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 21:45:14-04

Tennesseans have begun heading to the polls to cast their ballots in Thursday's primary election.   

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and remained open until 7p.m. Voters decided several key races on the ballot, including a heated matchup between Congresswoman Diane Black and her closest competitor, Joe Carr. Early results showed that Republican Diane Black won the race with more than double the votes of Carr.

In District 1, it was a three-way race for Loniel Greene's council seat. Greene previously resigned after being arrested earlier this year.

Early results showed that Nick Leonardo took the seat taking nearly 57% of the votes.

There was also a chance for turnover on the Davidson County School Board as residents vote for board members in five different districts. 

On the Democratic ballot, there's only two contested races for a state house seat. Meanwhile on the Republican side, voters will decide who runs against Congressman Jim Cooper in November.

Don’t forget to bring your photo ID and know your voting location (Click here to see all 160 locations in the county). You can also check your voter registration information.