Voting hours in Tennessee vary from county to county.
Some Southeast Tennessee counties having polls open for 12 hours, and others allowing voting on Election Day for only 10 hours.
The state’s polling times are further complicated because must of East Tennessee lies in the Eastern Time Zone, and the rest of the state is in the Central Time Zone.
So election officials point out the voting hours are not so simple as in Georgia, where polls in all counties are set by the state at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and all are on Eastern Time.
Here are the Election Day polling hours for counties in Tennessee’s southeastern corner. Times are in Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise noted.
* Bledsoe County: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST
* Bradley County: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Grundy County: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST
* Hamilton County: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Marion County: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST
* McMinn County: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Meigs County: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Polk County: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Rhea County: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Sequatchie County: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST
Election officials said that for voters who need help finding the polling site of their voting precinct, the Secretary of State’s office has a Web site that will assist.
Go online to http://www.state.tn.us/sos/election/ and click on the voter registration information lookup window near the top right corner of the site. Plug in the requested information and get the precinct site, hours, proper district information and even a map to the site.