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Nearly 7,000 cast early ballots

Anderson Countians cast 6,927 early voting ballots from July 17 through Aug. 1, the Anderson County Election Commission reported.

Of those, 4,574 voted in the Republican Primary, and 2,316 in the Democratic Primary.

Paper ballots accounted for 1,512 votes cast; there were 1,366 via mail-in ballot and 146 from nursing homes.

The Oak Ridge precinct at Midtown Community Center saw 2,397 voters; the Clinton precinct at the Anderson County Fair Building saw 1,844 people cast early ballots; and the Anderson County Government Building in the Anderson Crossing center at the junction of Andersonville Highway and U.S. 441 recorded 1,174 early votes.

The Anderson County State Primary and General Election is Thursday, Aug. 6. Polls will open at 9 a.m. Anderson County uses a no-touch voting system; every voter is given an ink pen to use as a stylus while casting their vote.

The Anderson County Election Commission does not require protective masks to vote, but everyone who votes in person Thursday is urged to take precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including wearing a mask to polling places.

Locations of the polls are as follows:

• Andersonville

Andersonville Elementary School

1951 Mountain Road

• Bull Run

Claxton Community Center

1150 Edgemoor Rd.

• Briceville

Briceville Elementary School

103 Slatestone Road

• Claxton

Claxton Elementary School

2218 Clinton Highway

• Clinton

Anderson County Fair Building

218 Nave Street

• Clinton High

Clinton High School

425 Dragon Drive

• Clinton Middle

Clinton Middle School

110 N. Hicks Street

• Dutch Valley

Dutch Valley Elementary School

1044 Old Dutch Valley Road

• Emory Valley

Jefferson Middle School

200 Fairbanks Road, Oak Ridge

• Fairview

Fairview Elementary School

6715 Hickory Valley Road

• Glen Alpine

Anderson County High

130 Maverick Circle

• Glenwood

Glenwood Elementary School

125 Audubon Road, Oak Ridge

• Highland View

Midtown Community Center (Wildcat Den)

102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge

• Lake City Middle

Lake City Middle School

1132 S Main Street

• Rocky Top

Anderson County High

130 Maverick Circle

• Marlow

Grand Oaks Elementary School

1033 Oliver Springs Highway

• Norris

Norris Community Center

20 Chestnut Drive

• North Clinton

National Guard Armory

185 JD Yarnell Pkwy

• Norwood

Norwood Middle School

655 E. Tri-County Blvd

• Oak Ridge City Hall

City Hall Municipal Bldg.

200 S Tulane Avenue

• Pine Valley

School Admin. Bldg

304 New York Avenue, Oak Ridge

• Robertsville

Robertsville Middle School

245 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge

• Rosedale

Scotty Phillips Grocery

6441 New River Highway

• South Clinton

South Clinton Elementary School

242 Hiway Dr

• West Hills

Linden Elementary School

700 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge

• Woodland

Woodland Elementary School

168 Manhattan Drive, Oak Ridge