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Citizen's Academy for Planning

East Tennessee Quality Growth and the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County is pleased to offer "Citizens Academy for Planning." This is a TWO DAY workshop for those who want to learn more about the role of local planning and how this process can be used to effect change in our communities.

Our goal is to provide participants with an understanding of the tools and skills needed to navigate the planning and land use landscape of our community.

All are welcome to apply!

When: February 10th and 24th from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Where: City County Building, 400 Main St, Knoxville, TN

Light breakfast available at 8:30 and lunch provided; reception to follow on 24th.

Participation is free for Knox County residents. There is a $30 fee for anyone outside the county, plus the purchase of optional reading material. Applications are available at: For more information, email ETQG at

Also of note: parking is free on Saturdays below City County Building and in nearby city lots.

2018 Knox County Primary Election Schedule

  • November 17, 2017 - First day to pick up a nominating petition
  • February 15, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Qualifying Deadline
  • February 22, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
  • January 31, 2018 - First day to request an absentee ballot
  • April 2, 2018 - Final day to register to vote before election
  • April 11, 2018 - First day of Early Voting period
  • April 24, 2018 - Final day to request an absentee ballot
  • April 26, 2018 - Final day of Early Voting period
  • May 1, 2018 - Election Day

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Valid Forms of Identification for Voting

Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

  • Tennessee driver license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo

What IDs are not acceptable?

College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable. This includes county or city issued photo IDs, such as library cards, and photo IDs issued by other states.

If you are unsure or have questions about your photo ID, contact your county election commission or the Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959.

ACA Town Hall

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LWVKKC listserv

LWVKKC has a new listserv for email communication to ALL our electronically connected members! Please add this address to your address book/contact list:

·Note that where spaces appear in this address, they are actually underlines (league_women_voters_knox...)

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