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Early voting up andrRunning

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By Phillip Boshears

The polls are up and running as of last Friday.

Voters have been going to the Campbell County Election Commission and the Jellico Municipal Building to cast their early votes, according to Campbell County Administrator of Elections Ann Ayers-Colvin.

As of Tuesday evening, a total of 777 ballots had been cast.

“It has been busy, steady really,” Ayers-Colvin said. “There has just been a few minutes between voters, as soon as someone leaves somebody else comes in.”

 “This one is pretty even, so far,” Ayers-Colvin said, comparing this election’s early voting to the last election when these offices were on the ballot.

Ayers-Colvin believes voters are taking advantage of early voting to avoid lines and the potential bad for weather on Election Day.

Voters are reminded to bring photo identification, when going to the polls. Military IDs, driver’s licenses, federal IDs and gun permits can be used.

The election commission office will be open for early voting Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Jellico Municipal Building will be open for early voting Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Early voting runs through July 28.

The election is set for Aug. 2.