Staff Photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press Shela and Tony Creasman enter the Hamilton County Election Commission building for the last day of early voting Thursday afternoon.
Voters across Southeast Tennessee will head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections.
“Unless there is some really hot battle or it is an office that’s very visible, turnout tends to be quite low,” according to Bruce Oppenheimer, a Vanderbilt University political science professor.
The trustee’s race between incumbent Carl Levi, who has held the post since 2002, and Hamilton County Commissioner Bill Hullander is one of the hotly contested races.
All nine County Commission seats are up for election.
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Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...