Early voting opens in municipal election; Franklin candidates discuss business issues in video interviews


Early voting opens in municipal election; Franklin candidates discuss business issues in video interviews

By BROOKE WANSER

In the city of Franklin, early voting for the municipal election begins tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 4.

This year’s election features challenges in each ward’s alderman position, with nine candidates vying for four seats.

The early voting period ends on Thursday, Oct. 19, and election day is Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Registered voters can vote early at the Williamson County Administrative Complex, located at 1320 West Main Street. The election commission office, inside the building, is open for voting from the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Voters can check their registration status or see what form of identification is acceptable to vote by visiting tnmap.tn.gov.

In a partnership with the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Home Page reporter Brooke Wanser conducted interviews with seven of the nine candidates, which can be found by clicking on each ward listed below.

Ward 1:

  • Beverly Burger*
  • J Edward Campbell
  • Michael Phillips

Ward 2:

  • Dana McLendon*
  • Mike Vaughn (was not available for an interview)

Ward 3:

  • Mike Skinner*
  • Scott Speedy

Ward 4:

  • Margaret Martin* (declined to be interviewed)
  • Elizabeth Downing Wanczak

*Asterisk signifies incumbent

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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