Blount County Democratic Party Newsletter:  17 July 2018
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11am to 6:30pm. 
Located at the traffic circle on East Broadway next to Southland Books & Cafe.


#BlueWave2018 --- VOTE! 

Early Voting - July 13-28
Election Day - August 2

County General Election and Democratic Primary for State and Federal

These are the Democratic candidates on the General Election ballot:
County Commission:
District 1 - Jackie Hill and Tanya Martin 
District 3  - April White 
District 4 - Jeff Barbra
District 5 - Ginny West Case
District 8 - Kathleen Puckett 

Ask for a Democratic Primary ballot when you get your General Election ballot to select any of these Democrats in the Primary races:

Karl Dean 
Craig Fitzhugh 
Mezianne Vale Payne

US Senate:
Phil Bredesen 

US House: 
Renee Hoyos
Joshua Williams 
Joseph William Schenkenfelder

TN House District 8: 
Jay Clark

TN House District 20: 
Susan Sneed

TN Senate District 2
Write-in - "J. Nathan Higdon"

  Check out this page for more detailed information on each candidate.

J. Nathan Higdon 

Qualified Write-in Candidate for TN Senate District 2

Voters in  Blount and Sevier County have a Democratic choice for TN State Senate District 2, J.Nathan Higdon.   Nathan is a Maryville native, local community activist and business person, and Vice Chair of the Blount County Democratic Party. He was recently featured in a May 17 article in The Daily Times

You can cast your vote for Nathan during Early Voting, July 13-28, or on Election Day, August 2.   Nathan is a qualified write-in candidate on the Democratic Primary ballot, which means that although you won't see his name on the ballot, you can cast a vote for him and it will be counted.   To do so, select the TN State Senate District 2 race on the Democratic ballot and 'write' (i.e spin the ballot wheel, select each letter of his name, punch select) to write his name on the ballot.  The voting machine is cumbersome but you can ask for assistance or you can ask for a paper ballot for a write-in.  The important thing is that it will be counted and we have a qualified Democratic choice for State Senate to challenge the Republicans.

Remember to ask for a Democratic Primary Ballot when you go to the polls so you can vote for all the Democratic candidates running in State and Federal races, including J.Nathan Higdon.  The County General ballot will have both parties.      

BCDP Summer Picnic a Big Success

The Blount County Democratic Party held a Summer Bash BBQ at Louisville Point Part on Sunday July 15, 2018.  Approximately 150 enthusiastic Democrats attended and heard from candidates or their representatives for County Commission, State House and Senate, State Governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate.  The attendees also enjoyed delicious BBQ from Southland Books and Café and music by Pistol Creek Catch of the Day.


Donate to the Blount County Democratic Party

Help us share our message and promote our Democratic vision, principles and values. Join us in helping elect Democrats to local, state and federal offices.  

Checks can be sent to Blount County Democratic Party, PO Box 6552, Maryville TN, 37802.  Donations can also be made online.

Volunteers Needed! 

We need all hands on deck to have a successful #2018BlueWave.  In addition to voting, there are many ways you can help get these candidates elected:  phonebanking, canvassing, hosting house parties for candidates, writing postcards, helping at events, donating money! 

Pick your campaign or sign up with the BCDP and be part of the wave!
What do we stand for?  
Check out the Blount County Democratic Platform 

Be Involved

Check out the BCDP Calendar for phone-banks, canvassing, meet & greets.

Thursday, August 9, 6:30-8:00 PM - The  BCDP Executive Committee meets on the second Thursday of every month at the MLK Center in Alcoa. These meeting are open for anyone interested in connecting with Blount County Democrats.

Hold the Date - Saturday, October 6, 2018  - Roosevelt Dinner. Details to follow.

Remember these important election dates:

  • Last Day to Receive an Absentee By-Mail Ballot Request: July 26, 2018
  • Last Day to Register to Vote: July 3, 2018 for Aug 2 Election
  • Early Voting: July 13 - 28, 2018  
  • August 2, 2018 - Federal & State Primary, County General, Friendsville, & Townsend City Election 
  • First Day to Request an Absentee By-Mail Ballo for November 6 Election: August 8, 2018
  • Last Day to Receive an Absentee by-Mail Ballot Request: October 30, 2018
  • Last Day to Register to Vote: October 9, 2018 for Nov 6 Election
  • Early Voting: October 17 - November 1, 2018
  • November 6, 2018  -  Federal & State General, Alcoa, Louisville, & Maryville City Election 
Are you registered to vote?  If not, you can register online here:  GOVOTETN.ORG

Not sure if your registration is current?   Check the status of your registration at GOVOTETN.ORG
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