“Early voting” will have a new home for the 2016 primary elections.
The voting, formerly done in the courthouse annex, will be at the Carter Day Training Center, North Main St., Nashville, beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Republican and Democrat party ballots will be available, as will a non-partisan ballot for judges, should the voter only to vote on those races. The judges will also be on both Republican and Democrat ballots.
Hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 10-4 on Saturdays, February 20 and 27. Early voting will end on Monday, March 29 at 5 p.m.
The regular day for the Preferential Primary Election will be Tuesday, March 1.
The chief attraction on the ballots will be the races for Presidential nominations.
The Democrats will have six candidates including, in order of appearance on the Howard County ballot: Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, John Wolfe, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, James Valentine and Martin J. O’Malley.
The Republicans will feature 13 Presidential candidates: Jeb Bush, Donald J. Trump, John R. Kasich, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, Gov. Chris Christie, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, Carly Florina and Marco Rubio.
In addition to the race for the party nomination for President, there is a race between Curtis Coleman and Senator John Boozman for the U.S. Senate nomination. The winner will be unopposed in November.
The non-partisan judicial races include:
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Position 1 — State Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson, Judge Dan Kemp.
State Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 5 — Clark W. Mason, Judge Shawn A. Womack.
Unopposed on the judicial ballot is Howard County District Court Judge Jessica Steel Gunter.