TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Sep 15, 2020

Secretary of State Tre Hargett recently told reporters that it will be a surprise if full voting results are available by the end of Election Day, the Tennessee Journal reports. “We’re going to see a spike in absentee ballots. I don’t know how heavy that will be,” Hargett said. “I hope I’m pleasantly surprised like I was in August, when 95 counties had their election results done by midnight.” Early voting runs from Oct. 14 until Oct. 29 and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 27. Absentee ballots must be received by Election Day to count.