NASHVILLE, TN (WRCB) -- Beginning Friday, July 13, registered voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the August 2 state primary and county general elections. Early voting continues through July 28.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting if they wish. "The flexibility of early voting gives Tennesseans one less reason not to exercise their right to vote," said Hargett. "Early voting has proven to be quite popular, and I am hopeful that voters will continue to take advantage of the opportunity."

Voters should remember that whether they vote early or on election day, valid state or federal photo identification is now required when voting in person.

Examples of acceptable forms of ID, whether current or expired, include driver licenses, U.S. passports, Department of Safety photo ID cards, U.S. military photo IDs and other state or federal government photo ID cards. College student IDs are not acceptable.

Individuals with questions about early voting or the new law should visit