The Davidson County Election Commission has scheduled two informational meetings next week to address questions over a new law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls.
Though the law doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, the commission is hosting two town hall meetings held simultaneously at both Whites Creek High School and Glencliff High School. The meetings are set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
“The goal of the town hall meeting is to educate the public and prepare voters for the upcoming 2012 elections,” said Albert U. Tieche, administrator of elections. “We want voters to have plenty of time to obtain a valid photo ID if they don’t already have one. We encourage everyone to attend the Nov. 1 meeting.”
The town hall meeting will include a presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
Whites Creek High School is at 7277 Old Hickory Blvd., and Glencliff High School is at 160 Antioch Pike.
For more information about the new voting requirements, contact Mark Goins or Andrew Dodd in the state Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959, or contact the Davidson County Election Commission at 862-8800.