Election Commissioners Sworn In

Lebanon, TN –The five Wilson County Election Commissioners were sworn in by General Sessions Judge Ensley Hagan at their regular meeting on April 9th. All five Commissioners, Sherrie Orange, Ronnie Kelley, Don Simpson and John Pope were reappointed by the State Election Commission. Terry Muncher was appointed replacing retiring commissioner Jan Spray. The Commission organized after being sworn in electing Sherrie Orange Chairman and Ronnie Kelley Secretary. Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties has a five member election commission that is appointed by members of the Tennessee State Election Commission forRead More


Jim and Maxine Bell have spent their lives focused on their faith, family and community

              Jim and Maxine Bell have spent their lives focused on their faith, family and community. Faith has always been a major part of Jim and Maxine’s lives. Jim has been a member of Mt Juliet’s First Baptist Church since 1947. He and Maxine met at a Halloween party at the church. Maxine came from her home in Watertown to visit family in Mt. Juliet and, by chance, attended the party and met Jim. Maxine recalls that when Jim would come to Watertown herRead More


Howell fits working polls into busy retirement

    David Howell recalls going with his grandmother to vote at the Green Hills Women’s Club Building on the corner of South Greenhill Rd and Lebanon Road when he was a child. That was when Old Hickory Lake was just beginning to rise and the population of West Wilson County was a small fraction of what it has become. Voting has always been important to Howell. As an adult, he became part of the elections in Wilson County serving as a poll official for many years. David Howell’s familyRead More


Spotlight on Rufus McAdoo

    This is the first in a series of articles profiling poll officials in Wilson County. Each election over 300 Wilson County voters are trained to greet with a smile their neighbors and fellow Wilson Countians when they come to Early Vote at any of the five locations or on Election Day at their assigned polling place. It is our privilege to work with these dedicated patriotic Wilson Countians and we look forward to sharing their stories over the coming months.     Mr. Rufus McAdoo According to Pearlie McAdooRead More


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR ELECTION INSTITUTE

  Lebanon, TN – Applications are now being accepted for the first Wilson County Election Institute. The Institute is a series of four weekly two-hour classes conducted by the Wilson County Election Commission to give participants a greater understanding of the “behind the scenes” workings of the Election Commission.  “Elections are the culmination of actions taken each and every day in preparation for that one big day. This is an opportunity for Wilson County voters to gain first-hand knowledge about the procedures and details that are involved in holding electionsRead More


Poll Officials Kick Off the 2018 Election Cycle

Lebanon, TN – Wilson County Poll Officials gathered Wednesday, January 3rd, at the Election Commission office for a reception thanking them for their service in 2017 and to kick off the 2018 election year. Over 300 Wilson County voters are recruited, trained and serve as poll officials at the five early voting sites and the 31 Election Day polling locations each election. These poll officials answered the call in November and December 2017 when a special election was called by Gov. Haslam to fill a vacancy in the 17th DistrictRead More


Candidates File for Republican and Democratic Special Election Primary

Lebanon, TN –Thursday, September 28th, at noon was the deadline for candidates to turn in their petitions to be on the November 7th Republican and Democratic Special Election ballot to fill the District 17 State Senate vacancy. One candidate filed for each primary, Mark Pody for the Republican Primary and Mary Alice Carfi for the Democratic Primary. Tennessee law requires a special election be called by the Governor to replace a vacant senate seat if the vacancy occurs twelve months or more before the next state general election. The nextRead More


SPECIAL ELECTIONS DATES SET BY GOVERNOR HASLAM

Lebanon, TN – A special election has been called by Governor Haslam to elect a state senator to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of State Senator Mae Beavers. The Primary election will be on November 7th and the General election will be held on December 19th. Both elections will be held in all of the six counties making up the 17th State Senate District: Wilson, Cannon, Dekalb, Smith, Clay and Macon. Tennessee law requires a special election be called by the Governor to replace a vacant senate seatRead More


WARREN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF TENNESSEE ELECTION OFFICIALS

Lebanon, TN – Phillip Warren, Wilson County Administrator of Elections, was elected President of the Tennessee Association of County Election Officials at their annual conference and State Law Seminar. Warren was elected by the TACEO membership to serve a two year term as President of the association. He had served two terms as regional Vice-President. Also elected for two year terms were the association’s Treasurer, Secretary and two Vice-Presidents from each of the three grand divisions. “Having been actively involved in the association, I look forward to the opportunity toRead More


Students Elect 2017-2018 Officers

  Lebanon, TN – The Election Commission has been busy offering voter registrations to graduating seniors and providing election support to assist area schools elect their 2017-2018 class officers. Class officer elections were held at Lebanon High School, Wilson Central High School, and Friendship Christian School and the Wilson County Election Commission assisted Williamson County to hold class elections at Brentwood and Franklin High Schools. All elections were held using the same ExpressVote voting system used in regular county-wide elections in Wilson County. Every year in the spring 9th, 10thRead More