By Mike Steely

Ten days remain for early voting in Knox County and a heavy turnout is expected.

Voters will be choosing a new Tennessee governor, and a new U.S. congressman and senator. Local races include selecting members of the Tennessee house and senate and each party will also select state executive members.

The early voting polling places will basically be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 until 7 p.m. on October 29 and 30. Halloween voting on October 31 is from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. hours return for the final day for Early Voting on November 1.

The Karns Senior Center hours during the period are basically from 9 a.m. until 6 pm. except the center is closed for voting on Saturday and open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Halloween.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.

Registered voters will need to bring a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license,  and may choose to vote in any of the early voting places. During the general election people will be voting in their assigned precincts.

Early voting locations include: The City-County Building’s Small Assembly Room; the Love Kitchen at 2418 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue; Downtown West at 1645 Downtown West Blvd., Unit 40; New Harvest Park just off Western Avenue at 4775 New Harvest Lane; Meridian Baptist Church (South) at 6513 Chapman Highway; North/Merchants Drive at 314 Merchants Drive, Suite G; Farragut Town Hall at 11408 Municipal Center Drive; Carter Library at 9036 Asheville Highway; Halls Recreation Center at 6933 Recreation Lane; and the Karns Senior Center at 8042 Oak Ridge Highway.