Election Day in Chattanooga

by Dewayne Bingham, Assistant Photo Editor—

Despite impressive voter turnout in Chattanooga for early voting, lines wrapped around Hamilton County polling locations on Election Day—Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Tuesday marked the final opportunity for Americans to cast their vote in the 2020 Presidential Election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Polling locations in Hamilton County were open from 8AM until 8PM.

Polling locations mandated the use of face coverings, social distancing, and gave voters single-use pens. These precautions were enacted as many counties in the southeastern region of the United States (Hamilton County included) experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths which many experts have referred to as the “Second Wave.”

Aside from the Presidential Election, Chattanoogans also voted for City Commissioners within their suburbs and for State Representatives in the United States Congress. This year’s Congressional Race for Tennessee garnered particular attention after young, progressive candidates like Marquita Bradshaw and Chattanooga natives Meg Gorman (District 3) and Glenn Scruggs (District 10) ran energetic campaigns against conservative incumbents, receiving Democratic Party nominations.

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