TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 27, 2013

The Putnam County Election Commission has been preparing over the last year for a busy 2014 election year, the Herald Citizen reports. In May, commissioners were briefed by Election Administrator Debbie Steidl on updates to Tennessee’s photo ID?law. In November, a new voting precinct was added. And the county’s 88 voting machines recently received software and screen upgrades thanks to a Help America Vote Act grant. The upgrades will improve how officials keep track of votes. County offices up for election include county executive, sheriff, trustee, county clerk, all county commissioners, circuit court clerk and general sessions court judges parts I and II. Also up for election for the first time in eight years?are all 13th Judicial District offices — circuit and criminal court judges parts I and II, chancellor, district attorney general and public defender.