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Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Many came to the Hamilton County Election Commission to participate in early voting on April 13. Election day is Tuesday.

Note: This story was updated on May 2 to correct the nature of Tuesday's election, which is a primary.

Hamilton County voters will pick a Republican candidate for mayor Tuesday, along with deciding on a primary election winner for district attorney. Voters will also take part in primary elections for county commissioners using district maps redrawn using 2020 census data — and take part in the first partisan primary for school board seats. Several judicial primaries will also be on the ballot.

Voting will occur at 90 precincts. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters who need to find out where they should cast their ballots can look up their voting precincts at bit.ly/HC-vote-check.

To cast a ballot, Hamilton County voters need to bring valid photo identification. A Tennessee driver's license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee state government or the federal government is acceptable even if it is expired. Under Tennessee law, student IDs are not acceptable, although handgun carry permits are. For more information about voter ID requirements, visit bit.ly/OK-IDs.

The election commission advises voters that casting ballots in the midmorning or midafternoon may shorten wait times. Early morning, noon and after 5 p.m. are peak times as people typically vote before work, after work or on their lunch breaks. If there is a line to vote, frail, physically disabled or visibly pregnant voters can request to be moved to the front of the line.

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