Jul 12, 2022 - Politics

The longest ballot in Metro history

Illustration of a very long ballot coming out of a voting booth.
Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

Early voting for the Aug. 4 election is set to begin this week.

  • Election officials say the Davidson County ballot is the longest in Metro’s history.

Why it matters: This election will affect leadership at the federal, state and local levels.

By the numbers: The sample ballot includes candidates for more than 65 elected offices, according to officials. The number of races on each voter's individual ballot will vary based on their address.

  • There are also 26 judicial retention questions and four proposed charter amendments.

What they're saying: Officials are recommending voters prepare for lines to be longer than usual given the sprawling nature of the ballot.

  • Voters can fill out a copy of the 20-page ballot and bring it with them to the polls. They can also refer to the state's voting app on their phone.

What to know: Early voting starts Friday at the Howard Office Building downtown.

  • It will expand to several additional locations on July 20, with the last day of early voting on July 30.
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