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Polls opening Feb. 14 for Presidential, County Primaries

Polls in Cheatham County will open on Feb. 14 and close on Feb. 27 for early voting in the County and Presidential Primary election. Voter registration for the state will close on Feb. 5.


Super Tuesday will be held on March 5 this year. Current President Joe Biden will be the only democrat on Tennessee’s primary ballot. The republican ballot will have eight choices – though to date, only former President Donald Trump and Nikki Haley remain in the running. 


Earlier this year, the Cheatham County Democrats announced they will, for the first time, hold a primary election for county and municipal offices in conjunction with the Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday, March 5. 


However, no democratic candidates stepped forward for the county. You can view the democratic sample ballot for Kingston Springs here and Pegram here. Democrats will only be able to cast a vote for current President Joe Biden on March 5. 


Two republican candidates for Assessor of Property – incumbent Cindy Dozier Burney – and Road Superintendent – Bob Binkley – are running uncontested. You can see the republican sample ballot for Kingston Springs here and Pegram here


The three candidates for the open School Board seats are also running uncontested as independents, so their office will not be voted upon in the primary election on March 5. Residents will instead be able to cast their vote for Dale McCarver, District 2 (Pleasant View); Amber Locke, District 3 (Ashland City); and David Risner, District 6 (Kingston Springs) during the county general election on Aug. 1.  


Pegram’s city elections will be held in conjunction with the federal and state primary election, as well as the county general election, on Thursday, Aug. 1. The first day to pick up petitions for Pegram’s city elections is Feb. 5. The qualifying deadline is April 4 at noon. 


For the 2024 local election cycle, Pegram has three open positions:

  • Mayor; and

  • Two At-Large Aldermen 


Kingston Springs’ city elections will be held in conjunction with the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The first day to pick up petitions for Kingston Springs’ city elections is June 17. The qualifying deadline is Aug. 15 at noon.


For the 2024 local election cycle, Kingston Springs has three open positions:

  • Three At-Large City Commissioners 


If you need to register to vote or update your voter registration address, you can do so using the state’s online voter registration system at GoVoteTN.gov.


Early voting for the March 5, 2024, Super Tuesday Presidential Preference Primary starts Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, and runs Monday to Saturday until Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. 


Registered voters in both Kingston Springs and Pegram can fill out their early voting ballots at Pegram City Hall. Residents in both towns can also vote early at Pleasant View First Baptist Church and Sycamore Square – David McCullough Room in Ashland City. These locations will be open most days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but you can check the early voting schedule here


On March 5, residents from Kingston Springs should head to Harpeth High School to vote. The school will close on this day. Pegram residents can vote at Pegram City Hall on election day.


A federal or state-issued photo ID, such as a U.S. passport or Tennessee driver’s license, is required to vote on Election Day. 


Absentee by-mail ballots are available to some voters, including individuals age 60 and older and people who will be traveling outside their county during early voting and on Election Day. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Presidential Preference Primary is Feb. 27. 


You can request an absentee ballot by completing an absentee by-mail request form, then mailing or faxing it to the Cheatham County Election Commission. 


You can also request an absentee ballot online. Complete an absentee by-mail request form and email it to the Cheatham County Election Commission. Your email must include a picture of your signature as well as your name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, a reason for voting absentee, and the specific election for which you’re requesting a ballot. A ballot will then be mailed to you. 


Only return completed ballots, with proper postage, by mail, including by the U.S. postal service, FedEx, UPS or other mail carrier. In-person delivery of ballots is not permitted. You must mail your ballot in time for the Cheatham County Election Commission to receive it no later than the close of polls on Election Day.


Pegram’s city elections will be held in conjunction with the federal and state primary election, as well as the county general election, on Thursday, Aug. 1. Early voting for this election will be held July 12 through July 27.


Kingston Springs’ city elections will be held in conjunction with the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Early voting for this election will be held Oct. 16 though Oct. 31. 

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