BY: AMY NOLAN

Early voting begins July 13 for the Knox County general election, as well as primary races for federal and state offices.

Offices being contested in the general election include Knox County mayor, Knox County Circuit Court clerk and several County Commission seats.

The federal and state primary ballots will be considerably longer, with both the governor’s race and Second Congressional District up for grabs and drawing numerous candidates, both Republican and Democratic. Gov. Bill Haslam is not eligible to run for another term, and U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan is retiring. Voters must choose which political party’s primary in which they want to cast their ballot.

Early voting will continue through July 26; Election Day is Aug. 2.

For more information on who’s on the ballot and where you can vote, visit the Knox County Election Commission website at KnoxCounty.org/Election.