Today is Election Day, and here's the info you need before hitti - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Election Day information for voters


(WMC-TV) – Today is the day...Election Day that is. Residents of the state of Tennessee will have a chance to step up to the polls and vote on many hot button issues.

Voting starts at 7 a.m. and will end at 7.p.m.

Municipal schools are a hot ballot item today. Every Shelby County suburb will vote on whether they want to create their own school district, and raise taxes to do so.

In addition to the municipal schools vote, you will find ordinances involving the suburbs' sales tax. You will have the chance to vote on whether the suburbs should increase the sales tax from 2.25 percent to 2.75 percent.

You will find those ordinances on the ballot for each individual suburb.

And when it comes to ensuring you are allowed to vote, please remember to bring an acceptable form of voter identification. Library cards will not be accepted.

And if you are worried about missing Election Day coverage while watching the Olympics, don't fret. Action News 5 has the Election covered and a plan in place to keep you informed, even while watching the Olympics.

Stick with us throughout the night on the air, and on, Facebook and Twitter.

Be informed before you cast your vote. Here are some helpful links.

Click here to read a sample ballot so you know exactly what you will be voting on.

Click here to find a list of polling sites.

Click here for more information about the August 2 election.

Copyright 2012 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow