Nashville’s upcoming election comes with a big choice for Antioch residents.
The Nashville Metropolitan General Election will take place on August 3, 2023. Nashville voters in Council District 28 will have the chance to cast their votes in four key races — for mayor, vice mayor, councilmember at large, and district councilmember.
Here are a few of the main questions voters are asking leading up to election day, with the answers you need to show up as an informed voter:
All Nashville voters will have the chance to vote for mayor, vice mayor, and councilmember at large. To learn more about who’s on the ballot in each of these races, check out our 2023 Nashville Voter Guide or view a sample ballot here.
In addition to these city-wide seats, each of the 35 Metro Council districts in Nashville will have the opportunity to elect their next representative. In District 28, incumbent councilmember is Tanaka Vercher, who assumed office in 2015, is not running for reelection in 2023. Tanaka Vercher has reached her two-term limit on the council, meaning it’s time to elect someone new to represent Antioch, Luna Heights, and Town Park Estates.
There are two candidates running for Metro Council in District 28: Travis London and David Benton. Of the two candidates, only Travis London is a Good Party Certified candidate. Being Good Party Certified means that London has pledged to run a clean, nonpartisan campaign based on small donors and good ideas.
Occupation: Financial Operations Analyst
Background: Travis London was born in Glasgow, Kentucky. After studying political science at Campbellsville University and graduating in 2017, London moved to Nashville and fell in love with the city. London has previously worked as a field manager for a presidential campaign and as a campaign manager for two state office campaigns.
Policy Platform: Travis London’s platform includes:
Expanding public transportation in Southeast Davidson County
Supporting public education
Creating walkable neighborhoods
Ensuring efficient city services
Investing in affordable housing
The Nashville Metropolitan General Election is on August 3. Polling locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you cannot vote on August 3 or would rather vote early, early voting is another option for you. Early voting extends from now through Saturday, July 29. Times vary between days, so check Nashville’s early voting schedule if you are interested.
To find your polling place, enter your address here. You can also download the GoVoteTN app to find your polling location and other helpful information for election day.
If you are interested in early voting, you may have a different polling location. Southeast Library in Antioch is serving as a polling location for early voting.
Make sure you bring the correct form of identification with you to your polling place. You can bring any of the following forms of ID:
Tennessee driver’s license with your photo
United States passport
A photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
A photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
United States military photo ID
Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo
As you get ready to vote in Antioch, Luna Heights, or Town Park Estates, here are a couple important points to keep in mind:
As you consider which candidate to vote for, think about the issues and values that are most important to you. What do you want the future of Nashville to look like?
Voter turnout in local elections is usually quite low, so your vote has a real impact on the outcome of the election! Encourage your friends and family to vote as well.
Voting and expressing your political opinion is incredibly important, so if you’re planning on voting, you’re already a rockstar! To learn more about Good Party Certified candidates running in Nashville, check out our Nashville independent voter guide.