published Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Voter turnout steady this morning in Bradley County

Freida McClure, left, and Fred Linkous vote at the Bradley County Election Commission in this file photo.
Freida McClure, left, and Fred Linkous vote at the Bradley County Election Commission in this file photo.
Gillian Bolsover

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County election officials said voter turnout for Super Tuesday was steady late this morning but lines were not long.

By noon only one provisional ballot had been cast in voting here, according to the Bradley County Election Commission.

Provisional ballots are cast by voters who have no photo identification. The ballot is held until the identity is confirmed, according to Election Director Fran Green.

At the Oak Grove precinct, the line of voters was staying at about two or three people.

Oak Grove and Michigan Avenue are in the Fourth District and have the only locally contested race, for a vacancy on the Bradley County Commission.

Most voters seemed to be interested in the presidential preference primary, Oak Grove election official Lamar Ervin said.

“But we have had some people ask specifically about the commission race,” he said. “We can only show them the sample ballot.”

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about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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