Your look at the Election Day news and events that will be talked about in Tennessee today.
VOTERS VERDICT ON DESJARLAIS
The state's most closely watched campaign, the 4th District congressional race, has voters deciding whether recent revelations from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' personal life are reason to end the freshman Republican's congressional career.
SHOOTING FOR A SUPERMAJORITY
Republicans are shooting to secure a supermajority in the General Assembly by winning two-thirds of the 99-seat House and 33-seat Senate.
SHOW YOUR PHOTO
Tennessee's new photo identification requirement gets its biggest test to date, and those who don't have one will have to cast a provisional ballot on paper. Voters in Memphis will be allowed to use their library cards as photo ID under a special order from the state Supreme Court.
Examples of acceptable forms of ID, whether current or expired, include driver's licenses, U.S. passports, Department of Safety photo ID cards, U.S. military photo IDs and other state or federal government photo ID cards.
READ BALLOT BEFORE GOING TO VOTE
Election officials urge voters to read a sample ballot before arriving to a polling location in order to save time.
"They should read that sample ballot, because the ballot is long this time. There are five charter amendments on there, and that takes some time to read," said Davidson County Election Administrator Albert Tieche.
DOJ MONITORS 2 CITIES
The Department of Justice adds Nashville to the list of cities where it's monitoring the vote to ensure no one's rights are violated. DOJ has monitored Memphis for several elections.
Although Tennessee is split between two time zones, all polls must close at the same moment: 8 p.m. in the Eastern time zone, 7 p.m. in the Central time zone. The presidential and U.S. Senate races are likely to be among the earliest contested races called in the state.
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:39:10 GMT
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