Polling places moved due to flooding

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 11:00pm

Voting locations for three Nashville precincts have been changed for Davidson County’s May 18 election because of flood damage.

• The Belle Meade City Hall voting site has been moved to the Immanuel Baptist Church at 222 Belle Meade Blvd.

• The Cornelia Fort Airpark voting site has been moved to Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 512 Rosebank Ave.

• The South Harpeth Church of Christ voting site has been moved to Harpeth Valley Elementary School at 7840 Old Harding Pike.

Previously, Election Day had been scheduled for May 4, but it was pushed back two weeks in the aftermath of Nashville’s recent flood.

Prior to the flooding, Davidson County Election Commission Administrator Ray Barrett had projected 30,000 Nashvillians would take part in voting. Now that Election Day has been moved, and with the city is focused on recovering from the flood, that number has been tossed out.

“I don’t know how to read it now,” Barrett said of the election. “People, let’s face it, the flood is on their minds.”

The headlining act for next week’s election is the Democratic primary for Juvenile Court Clerk, in which current clerk Vic Lineweaver is hoping to stave off challenges from a horde of contenders.

Another race drawing plenty of attention is the Democratic primary for Criminal Court Clerk, a contest that’s seen Metro Councilman Michael Craddock get on the offensive in his pursuit to unseat clerk David Torrence.