Election & Day

Last Day to Register

Early Voting Period

Offices to Be Elected

March 3, 2020
Presidential Preference Primary

Rutherford County Primary

February 3, 2020

February 12, 2020 Through February 25, 2020

Party Presidential Nominees

Highway Supt., Property Assessor, Circuit Court Judge Part V, County Commission Dist.

August 6, 2020

State & Federal Primary

Rutherford County General Election

Murfreesboro City Municipal

July 7, 2020

July 17, 2020 Through August 1, 2020

US Senate

US Congress 4th Dist.

TN Senate 14th District

TN House of Rep. Districts 34, 37, 48, 49

Highway Supt., Property Assessor, Circuit Court Judge Div. IV (vacancy), Circuit Court Judge Div. V, County Commission Dist. 10

School Board Zones 2, 3, 5, 6

Road Board Zones 2, 3, 5, 6

City Council Members 3 Seats, City School Board 4 Seats

November 3, 2020

State and

Federal General

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Municipal Elections Eagleville

LaVergne

Smyrna

October 5, 2020

October 14, 2020 Through October 29, 2020

U.S. Pres & VP, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress 4th District;

TN State Senate 14th District

TN House of Representatives

34th, 37th, 48th, 49th

Districts

Eagleville City

LaVergne City

Town of Smyrna

  • Keep in mind that every day in which you can vote is just like election day. In other words, registered Rutherford County voters can now cast their ballot at any voting location in this county.

Early Voting Locations:

Rutherford County Election Office (1 South Public Square) only site that's open Mon-Fri 7AM-7PM, also Sat. 8AM-Noon

Other Early Voting sites (listed below) are open M-F 10AM-6PM, Sat. 8AM-Noon

  • Murfreesboro SportsCom (2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro)
  • Rutherford County Election Commission Annex (426 E Vine Street, Murfreesboro)
  • Lane Agri-Park Livestock Pavilion (315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro)
  • Middle Tennessee Assoc of Realtors (311 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro)
  • Smyrna City Hall (315 S Lowry Street, Smyrna)
  • Smyrna First Free Methodist Church (1004 Hazelwood Drive, Smyrna)
  • La Vergne Multi-Purpose Building (5093 Murfreesboro Rd., La Vergne)

More information about what types of ID are acceptable can be found here: What ID is required when voting? or by calling the Division of Elections toll free 1-877-850-4959.

Election Day only sites (listed below): Registered voters can use the site closest to them on election day. You no longer vote at a specific location.

VotingCenter1-LaVergne Middle School
382 Stones River R. LaVergne TN 37086

VotingCenter15-Cason Lane Academy
1330 Cason Ln Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter2-Cedar Grove Elementary School
354 Chaney Rd Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter16-Barfield Elementary School
350 Veterans Pkwy Murfreesboro TN 37128

VotingCenter3 -Rock Springs Elementary School
1000 Waldron Road LaVergne TN 37086

VotingCenter17-Middle TN Assoc. of Realtors
311 Butler Dr Murfreesboro TN 37128

VotingCenter4 -Stewarts Creek Elementary School
200 Red Hawk Parkway Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter18-Central Magnet School
701 Main Street Murfreesboro TN 37130

VotingCenter5-Stewartsboro Elementary School 10479 Old Nashville Highway Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter19-Hobgood Elementary School
307 Baird Lane South Murfreesboro TN 37130

Voting Center6-Smyrna Middle School
712 Hazelwood Drive Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter20-North Blvd. Church of Christ
1112 North Rutherford Blvd. Murfreesboro TN 37130

Voting Center7-Smyrna Elementary School
1001Sam Davis Road Smyrna TN 37167

VotingCenter21-SportsCom
2310 Memorial Blvd Murfreesboro TN 37130

Voting Center8-Browns Chapel Elementary School 6128 Baker Road Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter22-Lascassas Elementary School
6300 Lascassas Pike Lascassas TN 37085

Voting Center9-Lane Agri-Park Livestock Pavilion 315 John Rice Boulevard Murfreesboro TN 37130

VotingCenter23-MiltonChurchofChrist
12155 Lascassas Pk Milton TN 37118

VotingCenter10-Blackman United Methodist
4380 Manson Pike Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter24-KittrellElementarySchool 7801OldWoodburyPikeReadyvilleTN37149

VotingCenter11-Leanna Church of Christ
4198 Sulphur Springs Road Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter25-Whitworth Buchanan Middle Sch
5555 Manchester Pk Murfreesboro TN 37127

VotingCenter12-Wilson Elementary School
1545 Cut Off Road Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter26-Christiana Middle School
4675 Shelbyville Pike Christiana TN 37037

VotingCenter13-SiegelMiddleSchool
355 W Thompson Lane Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter27-Rockvale Middle School
6543 Highway 99 Rockvale TN 37153

VotingCenter14-Mitchell-Neilson Primary School
1303 Jones Blvd Murfreesboro TN 37129

VotingCenter28-Eagleville Community Center
317 Old Highway 99 Eagleville TN 37060

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"Ben Franklin Lives" on stage at Patterson Center

Sat. (March 28, 2020) 7PM "Benjamin Franklin Lives", one performance only, in the Washington Theater at the Patterson Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.). Enjoy an evening of wisdom, humor, wit, and sabotage featuring Tony Rollo--a Nashville based Media Producer, honor society actor, feature filmmaker, and Director with a formal background in professional acting and electronic engineering. For more information, or to get tickets--go to www.BenjaminFranklinLives.com

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2020 Backstage Bash Masquerade
2020 Backstage Bash Masquerade

Sat. (April 18, 2020) 6:30PM 2020 Backstage Bash Masquerade. Cocktail attire and masks encouraged! The full event is $100 per ticket or $175 per couple. It includes dinner, music, and fun! The AFTER PARTY event does not include dinner, but lots of music and fun for $25. This is a fund raiser for the Center for the Arts (110 W. College St.). For more information, phone 615-904-ARTS (2787) or visit their website: www.BoroArts.org.

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2020 Coffee Marathon
2020 Coffee Marathon

(Jan. 1-March 31, 2020) At your own pace, enjoy the 2020 COFFEE MARATHON. There is a $25 fee. Go to RunSignUp.com and register. If you have questions, contact Jennifer Joines at jjoines@murfreesborotn.gov.

There are stops at:

  • City Cafe, 113 E. Main
  • Just Love Coffee, 129 MTCS Dr.
  • Morning Brew, 405 N. Front St.
  • Simply Pure Sweets, 128 N. Church St.
  • SportsCom Coffee Shop, 2310 Memorial Blvd.
  • Sylvan Park Restaurant, 1443 Broad St.
  • Tasty Table & Olive Branch Bakery, 215 N. Church St.
  • Wilderness Station (Barfield Park), 301 Volunteer Rd.
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2020 Mayors Prayer Breakfast
2020 Mayors Prayer Breakfast

Thu. (May 7, 2020) 6:30-8:15AM MAYORS PRAYER BREAKFAST at the Mid Tennessee Expo Center (1660 Middle TN Blvd.). Each year Greenhouse Ministries brings all segments of our community together for prayer. All mayors in Rutherford County are encouraged to participate. Tickets are $20 each; or a table of 8 for $150. Phone Greenhouse Ministries at 615-494-0499.

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2020 Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation SUMMER CAMPS
2020 Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation SUMMER CAMPS

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will offer 22 different SUMMER CAMPS for all ages in June and July. They fill-up very quickly. A word to the wise, Registration begins on Monday, March 2, 2020. If you want your child to attend one of these great SUMMER CAMPS, phone Murfreesboro Parks at 615-890-5333. Check their web address www.MurfreesboroParks.com.

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2020 Smyrna Rotary's Wings of Freedom Fish Fry
2020 Smyrna Rotary's Wings of Freedom Fish Fry

Sat. (Sept. 12, 2020) 4:00-10:00PM The 18th Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry and Classic Car Cruise-In at the Corporate Flight Management Hangar in the Smyrna Airport. (NOTE: gates open at 4PM, dinner is at 6PM) Since the Smyrna Rotary Club started the event in 2003, over $1.4-million has been returned to the community. The Smyrna Rotary Club is now embarking on its largest project to date. With the support of the Town of Smyrna, local businesses and Fish Fry Sponsors, Smyrna Rotary will build an all-inclusive Freedom Playground. For more information, visit the new Wings of Freedom' website at www.wofsmyrna.com. It is very functional and easy to use!

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2020 Walk To End Alzheimer's
2020 Walk To End Alzheimer's

Sat. (Oct. 24, 2020) 8AM registration/9:00AM ceremony/9:30AM WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S at MTSU's Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium (1568 Greenland Dr.). For more information, check their website: www.ALZ.org. For more information, contact Dena O'Neal at 615-622-4170 (extension 1777) or e-mail dkoneal@alz.org.

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9th Annual Special Kids Race
9th Annual Special Kids Race

Sat. (March 7, 2020) 7:00AM 9th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE starting at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (1272 Garrison Drive). You can choose from the 15K (9.34 miles), the 10K (6.2 miles), the 5K (3.1 miles), and the 1-mile fun run. Join this family-friendly event presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) to help children with special needs served at Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center. A family discount of $5 off per runner is offered for families of 3-6 members. For more information, visit www.specialkidsrace.org.

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AARP Tax Aide Program at St. Clair Street Senior Center
AARP Tax Aide Program at St. Clair Street Senior Center

(Feb. 5-April 11, 2020) AARP Tax Aide Program at the St. Clair Street Senior Center (325 St. Clair Street). This is for seniors age 60+ with a total family income of $53,000 or less. There is NO CHARGE for this service. Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-11:30AM, Wednesdays Noon-3PM. Phone the St. Clair Center at 615-848-2550 to make an appointment or for more information.

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Annual Arrowhead Boys Ranch 5K
Annual Arrowhead Boys Ranch 5K

Sat. (March 14, 2020) 8AM The Annual Arrowhead Boys Ranch 5K Run. This fundraiser begins 8AM at the Ranch, 239 Cortner Mill Rd. in Normandy, TN. Register online at arrowheadranchtn.net. If you register by March 9, the registration fee will be $20. After March 9, the fee will be $25. The registration fee for children age 10 or under will be $10. Jeff Sweeney, co-founder of Arrowhead Boys Ranch, will direct the event. Runners will receive free t-shirts, awards for the top runners, snacks and drinks. The Arrowhead Boys Ranch is a non-profit, long term residential care facility for boys ages 10-18 years old that are dealing with conflict and misguided direction in their lives. For more information, phone the Arrowhead Boys Ranch at (931) 857-4000.

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Author-Book Signing:
Author-Book Signing: "My Name Is Ryan"

Tue. (March 10, 2020) 10AM Local author Beth Brock for a book signing of her new children's book My Name is Ryan. at the Linebaugh branch (105 W. Vine St.) of the Rutherford County Library System. This children's book tells the story of a little boy who is similar to other children in many ways, but very different in others. It is the story of a very special boy with lots of issues. He is normal in so many ways, but is also disabled in so many ways. He knows he is different, but he is the happiest little guy you would want to know. He is a student at Blackman Middle School and active in C.A.P.E. (Challenged Athletes Playing Equally), supports Tucker's House, a non-profit, and participates in the Rutherford County Special Olympics thru School. He is always busy. Brock and Ryan will be selling copies of their book for $22.99 each (plus tax). Cash, check or PayPal accepted.

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Bald In The Boro
Bald In The Boro

Fri. (March 13, 2020) 4-7PM St. Baldrick Foundation's BALD IN THE BORO at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles (450 Butler Drive). When you give to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, you help support the work of the world's very best childhood cancer researchers. This year's goal is $50,000. CLICK HERE to learn more about St. Baldrick's. For more information about the event here in Murfreesboro, contact Marshall Campbell at 615-708-1542. Special thanks to the MURFREESBORO MEDICAL CLINIC for its on-going involvement.

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Exchange Club of Murfreesboro
Exchange Club of Murfreesboro "Celebrity Waiters Dinner"

Thu. (Apri 8, 2020) 7PM The 11th Annual "Celebrity Waiters Dinner" presented by the Exchange Club of Murfreesboro at the Stones River Country Club (1830 NW Broad St.). The evening includes live entertainment, silent auction and a live auction. Various Grand Ole Opry performers will be present as well as local "celebrities". You never know who will break out in song...in the past some of those appearing were Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Bill Anderson, Rhonda Vincent, Teea Goans, Jan Howard, Jimmy Fortune, John Conlee, Stella Parton, Linda Davis, George Hamilton V, Barbara Fairchild, Rex Allen Jr., and Bobby Marquez. A reserved table of 8 seats and meals is $ 1,000. Limited seating to one of the highly regarded social events in our community. Payment due in advance. Levels of sponsorship's are also available. Individual tickets are $ 150 per person, if space is available. Please contact Exchange Club of Murfreesboro members: Melissa Blair Wright, 2019-2020 Club President @ 615-896-9460; or John Hood, Past National Exchange Club President @ 615-494-7970 - JDHood31@comcast.net or Ed Barlow, Club Treasurer @ 615-893-2067.

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Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free
Free Smoke Detectors...Installed Free

FREE SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke detectors SAVE LIVES, but many area homes do not have these units. Some have units that no longer work. If you live within the Murfreesboro city limits, phone Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department. They will be happy to install a new, working smoke alarm for FREE! Residents in the city of Murfreesboro should phone 615-893-1422. Residents in Rutherford County can contact the Rutherford County Fire Department at 615-867-4626 to get a free smoke detector installed.

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H.O.M.E. Helps Homeless
H.O.M.E. Helps Homeless

H.O.M.E. Bound Helps Homeless: This is a rapid re-housing program designed to aid the homeless men in Rutherford County in acquiring a permanent resident, regain stability and develop life-long skills and confidence in order to become a positive, productive individual in today's society. All funding comes from donations and community support. For more information, contact Barbara A. Wilson (502-767-0347 or visit their website: www.homeboundtn.org.

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Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed
Historical Society Opens Ransom School On Saturday Mornings: Volunteers Needed

Saturdays 9AM-Noon: The Rutherford County Historical Society invites you to visit Ransom School (717 N. Academy St.) and talk history while enjoying a cup of coffee. Bring old photos and memorabilia to learn even more. After your coffee and conversation, leave with a better understanding and appreciation for your past. Check the Rutherford County Historical Society's website: www.rutherfordtnhistory.org

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Middle-Half Marathon
Middle-Half Marathon

Sat. (Oct. 10, 2020) 7:00AM The 14th Annual Middle Half Marathon starts at Central Magnet School (E. Main St.) and ends near the Historic Murfreesboro square. The race is relatively flat, and takes you through much of the historic Murfreesboro district. The wheelchair race begins 5-minutes prior to the 7:00AM. All athletes must be 14 years of age by race day, and runners/walkers must have reached mile 6 no later than 96 minutes after the last person crosses the Start line (15-minute/mile average pace). Participants not meeting this reqirement will be returned to the finish area by race officials and will not be allowed to cross the finish line or receive a finisher's medal. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation has capped entries at 2,000 runners. Entries accepted in June, 2020 at RunSignUp.com.

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TAX Help
TAX Help

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through United Way of Rutherford County. The program is mostly for qualifying individuals who made less than $66,000 in 2019. Volunteers will be providing basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing.

BE SURE TO BRING

  • Photo ID for both spouses, if filing jointly
  • Original copies of Social Security Cards or ITINs (for everyone on the return)
  • Proof of Income (a W2 for each employer during the tax year, 1099s, Social Security Income, Unemployment, Interest, etc.)
  • Proof of Expenses, if claiming any (Childcare, education, medical, property tax, itemized deductions, etc.)
  • Proof of Mileage, if claiming any (must be a written record. Please total any business expenses before arriving)
  • Both spouses must be present if filing a joint return

HELPFUL ITEMS

  • Last year's tax return
  • Direct deposit information

VOLUNTEERS CANNOT PREPARE

  • Schedule C with Losses (can only file one Schedule C per return). Must have expenses less than $10,000. No businesses with depreciation or inventory or claiming home office deduction
  • Complicated and Advanced Schedule D (capital gains and losses)
  • Rental or Farm Income
  • Certain travel and auto deductions

Locations where VITA Income Tax Service is available (Please note inclement weather may affect VITA site hours of operation)

Patterson Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro) Jan 28 thru April 15 (closed for Easter April 12): Mon-Wed 2-6PM, Sat 9AM-1PM, Sun 1-4:30PM

Smyrna Public Library (400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna TN) February 8 through April 4: Sat. 9AM-3PM

La Vergne Public Library (5063 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne TN) every Friday and Saturday starting February 1 and continues through April 4: Fri-Sat 9AM-Noon

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TN Philharmonic Events
TN Philharmonic Events

Sat. (March 14, 2020) 7-9PM Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra invites the public to a fun night with the GREEN TIE AFFAIR AND CASINO NIGHT at The View At The Fountains (1500 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 4-D.). There will be tons of fun at the gambling tables, dancing, auctions, wine pull. This is our third event and the previous events have been sell-outs. Tickets are $65 per person, $110 per couple, or table of 8 for $450. For more information, contact the symphony office at 615-898-1862.

Thu. (April 16, 2020) 7-9PM Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra is in concert at First United Methodist Church (265 W. Thompson Ln.). A mainstage concert, featuring the music from Broadway that the world still loves. "Showtime On Broadway" is a must see for everyone. The orchestra is under the direction of Dan Allcott. Premium tickets $40; Floor tickets $25; Side balcony $15. For more information, contact the symphony office at 615-898-1862.

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Unity Luncheon at MTSU
Unity Luncheon at MTSU

Thu. (Feb. 20, 2020) 11:30AM-1:00PM Unity Luncheon in the ballroom of MTSU's beautiful new Student Union building. The keynote speaker is Yanika Smith-Bartley, vice president and special counsel at Nashville-based Asurion, LLC.

The Unity Luncheon honors "unsung heroes" who have devoted their lives to serving Middle Tennessee's African American community. Honorees for this year's 24th annual event and their categories of achievement are:

  • Education: Leonora "Ms. Boe" Washington (posthumous), longtime Rutherford County Schools educator
  • Excellence in Sports: MTSU football "Mod Squad" members Edmond Miller and Raymond Bonner
  • Advocate of Civility: Marcus S. Lucas Sr., retired human resources manager
  • Community Service: Robbie Snapp, MTSU administrator and community volunteer
  • Commitment to Black Arts: Phyllis Adams, Motlow State Community College speech and theatre professor

Tickets can be purchased through Monday, Feb. 3, at https://tinyurl.com/knmeono. Prices are $35 for adults, $15 for students and $350 for a table of 10 people.

For more information, contact Daniel Green, director of Intercultural and Diversity Affairs at MTSU and chair of the MTSU Black History Month Committee, at 615-898-5812 or daniel.green@mtsu.edu.

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Wedding Dresses Through The Decades
Wedding Dresses Through The Decades

Mon-Sat (January 17 through March 1, 2020) WEDDING DRESSES THROUGH THE DECADES at Oaklands Mansion. Stories of our community will come to life through wedding gowns on display at Oaklands Mansion. Step back into time and experience the common threads that weave our lives together as we explore women's history, fashion history, cultural history and the history of our community. Admission to the exhibit is $10.00 per person and is open to the public. Mansion tours are available at regular rates during regular museum hours and combination tickets for the exhibition and house tours are available at a reduced rate. Group tour rates are available with a reservation. HOURS: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Beth Nevills at 615-893-0022.

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