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July 5 is the last day for registration for Aug. 4 election

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — If you plan on voting in the August 4 election, election officials want you to know that Tuesday is the last day you can register.

Officials say voter registration applications must be turned in at the Commission Office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Mail-in applications have to be postmarked no later than July 5.

Voters can register at election commission offices in each Tennessee county or online. Officials say anyone who registers online must vote the first time in person and are not eligible to vote absentee.

Here in Rutherford County, the August 4 ballot will include primary votes for a number of state legislators, along with general election balloting for a a long list of county offices, school board positions, and judicial retention votes.

In one of the most closely watched contests, mid-state U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais is facing off against three Republican primary challengers.