Early voting begins today for a Dickson municipal election that has only one contested race for four seats on the Dickson City Council. Early voting runs through Sept. 21 and is being held only at the Restoration Church on Henslee Drive in front of Dickson County High School. There is no early voting at the election office in Charlotte. Early voting will be open 8 am-4 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, extended voting hours of 8 am-7 pm Wednesdays and 9 am-noon Saturdays over the next two weeks. Polls will be open 7 am-7 pm on election day Thursday, Sept. 26. The only contested race for a four-year term on the council is in the city’s Fourth Ward, where incumbent Michael Outlaw is opposed by former Councilman Robert Blue. Outlaw was elected to his first term in 2009, defeating incumbent Jimmy Jennings and Blue. First elected to the council in 1969, Blue served 20 years then returned to the council in 1991 before being defeated by Dwight Haynes in 2007 after a total of 36 years on the council. He has since lost re-election bids in 2009 and 2011. The other three council races on the ballot are uncontested. Vice Mayor Mike Legg is unopposed in his bid for a seventh term in the First Ward. Joey Turbeville is unopposed in his race for a full four-year term after being appointed in January 2012 to complete the term of Richard Arnold. Jon “Bird” Armstrong is unopposed in his bid for a second term in the Third Ward. Under a change passed by the Tennessee General Assembly this year, only state- and federal government-issued photo identifications will be accepted at the polls. Out-of-state driver’s licenses or IDs or photo IDs issued by cities or counties will not be accepted. For more information on early voting, contact the election office at 789-6021.