The mercury is on the rise in more ways than one in Rutherford County. Triple digit-feeling temperatures did not discourage these dedicated candidates and representatives from having a presence at the early voting polls in Smyrna on July 23. Eager to serve this community, these fine folks encourage their constituents to get out and vote. Locally elected officials impact the area on a daily basis, so become informed and make an educated decision. Early voting ends July 30 and election day is August 4.