May 3, 2022 - Politics

It's Election Day

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Nashville voters will set the course for future courthouse leadership by heading to the polls Tuesday for the county primary election.

Be smart: Polls open at 7am and close at 7pm. Your polling place may have changed due to redistricting, so check where you're voting beforehand.

What we're watching: Following a change in state law last year, the Davidson County Democratic and Republican parties each voted to hold partisan school board primaries.

  • The District 4 Democratic primary pits incumbent board member John Little against the candidate he unseated in 2020, Berthena Nabaa-McKinney.
  • The competitive District 8 Democratic primary between Erin O'Hara Block and Chris Moth will fill the seat of outgoing board member Gini Pupo-Walker.

Judicial races: The most closely watched judicial primary is for Circuit Court Division I, where former Nashville Mayor David Briley is facing attorney Wendy Longmire.

  • Embattled Circuit Court Judge Kelvin Jones is looking to stave off a challenge from attorney Lynne Ingram.
  • Insiders are also keeping a close eye on the Criminal Court primary between incumbent Judge Cheryl Blackburn and challenger Kyle Parks.

State of play: By the end of early voting last week, 22,882 people had cast ballots.

Go deeper: Check out the voter guides by The Tennessean for biographical information and questionnaires filled out by most of the candidates.

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