Happening now: Voting in Tennessee
February 15th, 2012
02:23 PM ET
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Happening now: Voting in Tennessee

(CNN) – Early voting in Tennessee began Wednesday ahead of the state's primary on March 6.

The Volunteer State is one of the states where voters may head to the polls before Election Day. In-person early voting will continue through February 28.

Georgia, Ohio and Oklahoma are among the other states that provide the option for registered voters.

Arizona and Michigan will cast their ballots in the GOP primary on February 28. Primaries in seven additional states will take place on March 6. Three states will host caucuses on the same day.


Filed under: 2012 • Tennessee
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Steve

    VOTE FOR RICK SANTORUM AS PRESIDENT IN 2012!!!! Our generation's next Ronald Reagan!!!!

    February 15, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Satberry

    Now the south will deliver the final blow Willard.There is justice.Please now tell the truth about Bain and how many lives that company has destroyed.

    February 15, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Larry L

    I suspect Santorum will do well in a state like Tennessee. The fact that Santorum believes the Earth to be less than 6000 years old is considered good science in the home of the "monkey trial". He's a radical evangelical and isn't an African American – good enough for the average Tennessee resident. He likes the thought of war in Iran and disrespects all aspects of women's rights – the perfect candidate for the radical fringe of the Republican Party. This is of course the reason why he won't get elected in the general election. Most of America isn't crazy.

    February 15, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. Larry in Houston

    YES Tennessee !! Vote For the Sanitarium !! Please !! This way, we can assure that we will KNOW who will be our President for 2012 !!

    February 15, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  5. Cody Fire

    Ugh. Rick Santorum is a terrible human being. Please don't give us the guy who has a huge following on Urban Dictionary

    February 15, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  6. Reborn

    Steve – You jokester. Leaders within the GOP have to know that Pres. Obama will win this year and 2016 is the race that really matters.

    February 15, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. Data Driven

    Santorum for President. Because America has had it up to here with birth control!

    February 15, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  8. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    I guess the voter surpression laws don't apply for GOP primaries.

    February 15, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. diridi

    Yes, this idiot is another Ronald Reagan, to focus on Trickle Down Economy, Iran Contra, and send you to Iran war, you, your kids, mess this nation, sell USA to China, India, Pakistan, etc, Yes, he is another idiot like Ronald Reagan. Folks, do not vote any of these republican idiots. They are the root cause of the problem. Nasty idiot, and bad animal. o.k, Ron Paul is lot better than these three....At least he focuses on America.

    February 15, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  10. Sue

    Santorum=Scary!!! You can count on TN to go Santorums way! He fits the M.O. For that state! Apologies to Dems that happen to reside there. Santorum wants to take us back to the 50's. Apparently he hates women and wants to send a new generation to war!

    February 15, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. vic , nashville ,tn

    Yes we started today
    No Bumper stickers, No yard sign, No yard sign in front of polling place

    First time I have seen this

    February 15, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. patty

    I knocked on 3,000 doors for Obama during the last election. It looks like I won't have to work so hard this year. It would be nice to have a real race, but this year the Republicans are just a joke. Birth control an issue in this day and age, give me a break!!

    February 15, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  13. Larry in Houston

    Thanks Diridi – You always come through like a Trooper ! I'm proud of You ! But take a good look at what Reborn says : the GOP isn't going to win this time, and it's becoming apparent, every day that goes by. They are going to try for 2016 – b/c they really don't Have anybody , you know what I mean ?

    February 15, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  14. G

    I wonder how many counties in Tennessee will have it's votes mysteriously vanish without a trace like in Iowa and Maine?

    February 15, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Are the Republicans checking photo IDs where they enacted voter ID laws? Or is that just for the general election?

    February 15, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  16. GI Joe.

    Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, SC, Mississippi

    All a bunch of free-loading in-breds that take a lot more from the government -– and then complain. Go figure.

    February 15, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. GI Joe.

    Santorum wants triple deductions for each child. That would give him 18 (or is it 21?).

    Good way to get folks to stop having abortions - especially the welfare folks. What an idiot.

    February 15, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    If Santorum wins the nomination, the republican party will lose. The best candidate to bit obama is Romney, and that is why Obama is afraid of him. If the republicans don't vote for Romney they will lose.. Santorum does not have the capacity to confront Obama.He is too dumb.

    February 15, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. DD.

    If Santorum wins the nomination, the republican party will lose. The best candidate to bit obama is Romney, and that is why Obama is afraid of him. If the republicans don't vote for Romney they will lose.. Santorum does not have the capacity to confront Obama.He is too dumb.

    February 15, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  20. DD.

    I hope Romney wins the super tuesday. I know he will be nominated.

    February 15, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  21. m

    To Larry L,

    Santorum isn't an evangelical, he is Catholic. And Catholicism, to my knowledge accepts evolution, so you might want to rethink your quip remarks.

    February 15, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  22. R

    @ Larry L
    "He's a radical evangelical and isn't an African American – good enough for the average Tennessee resident." Good job making religion and race an issue when it has nothing to do with this article...idiot.

    @ GI Joe.
    "Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, SC, Mississippi
    All a bunch of free-loading in-breds that take a lot more from the government -– and then complain. Go figure."

    What data do you have that says everyone in these four states are free-loading in-breds?

    Just in case you both are wondering, I live in San Diego. Never been to the South, but the things you both are saying is just wrong – especially since you have no proof to back up your statements.

    February 15, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Those rightwing radicals in Tennessee are kinda nutty. Herman Cain might end up winning there!

    February 15, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    I don't think Red State Republican voters understand what deep spending cuts will actually mean. Almost every Red State gest more in federal dollars than what their citizens pay in federal taxes. Almost every Blue State pays more in federal taxes than what they get back in federal dollars.

    So, if conservatives want to talk about income redistribution and their imaginary class warfare, then let's do it.

    February 15, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |