Knox County primary election May 1; deadline for voter registration April 2

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Early voting begins April 11 in the upcoming primary election in Knox County, and the deadline to register for it is April 2.

The early-voting period runs through April 26, and election day is set for May 1. Voters can register online or visit the Knox County Election Commission downtown in the old Knox County Courthouse, 300 W. Main St.

The ballot for this year's primary election includes big races, such as county mayor and county sheriff. The general election is set for Aug. 2.

A candidate forum is being held tomorrow in Knoxville. From 6-8 p.m. Monday at Dogwood Elementary, 705 Tipton Ave., voters can meet candidates running for county commission, circuit court clerk, county clerk, register of deeds and the board of education. In Oak Ridge,