Coleman and Rose

Eric Coleman (D-Bartlett) and Paul Rose (R-Covington) are the candidates running for senator. Early voting began Wednesday. 

In October, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) was confirmed a U.S. district judge, vacating the 32nd district seat he held for nearly two decades. 

On Tuesday, voters in this district, which encompasses Tipton and parts of eastern Shelby County, will choose his successor. A total of 6,565 people voted early – 3,007 in Tipton and 3,558 in Shelby County.

Here's what you need to know about the election: 

Who's running? 

Covington businessman Paul Rose, a conservative Republican, and wounded Navy veteran Eric Coleman, a Democrat who lives in Bartlett.

Meet the candidatesRead more about Paul Rose and Eric Coleman before hitting the polls

When to vote

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Where to vote

Collierville voters can cast ballots at the following locations: 

  • Collierville Bible Church, 806 Wolf River Blvd.
  • Collierville Church of Christ, 575 W. Shelton Rd. 
  • Collierville Elementary School, 590 Peterson Lake Rd. 
  • New Shelby M.B. Church, 1059 Bray Station Rd.
  • Sycamore Elementary School gym, 1155 Sycamore View Rd.
  • YMCA at Schilling Farms, 1185 Schilling Blvd.

If you’re unsure of your polling location, see

How to get results

The Herald will announce the results on its Facebook page, they come in as well as in the print edition on Thursday.

When will he start?

Whomever is elected Tuesday begins work in Nashville immediately as the current session is in progress.