Election Commission Hosts National Conference of State Legislatures Delegates

Lebanon, TN – Delegates attending the National Conference of State Legislatures visited the Wilson County Election Commission for a tour and presentation on Monday, August 5th. With more than 100 in-depth educational sessions on topics ranging from criminal justice and health care to taxes and transportation, the NCSL’s 45th annual Legislative Summit convenes Aug. 5-8 at the Nashville Music City Center. More than 5,500 attendees hailing from every state make the NCSL Legislative Summit the largest gathering of state lawmakers and legislative staff in the country. The Legislative Summit providesRead More

The First of Three 2020 Elections is March 3rd, 2020

Lebanon, TN –Wilson County voters will have three opportunities to express their opinions at the polls in 2020. There are three scheduled elections for the year beginning with the March 3rd Republican and Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, the Wilson County Republican Primary and the Wilson County sales Tax Referendum. The Republican and Democratic Presidential Preference Primary will be to choose candidates and/or party delegates to their respective conventions. The Tennessee Republican Party and the Tennessee Democratic Party have their own rules about how someone becomes a presidential delegate or candidate.Read More

Circuit Court Judge Candidates Qualifying Deadline Is January 11

Lebanon, TN – The qualifying deadline for candidates seeking to complete 15th Judicial Circuit Judge John Wootten’s unexpired term will be January 11, 2020 at noon. Judge Wootten announced his retirement this week effective January 1, 2020. His successor for the unexpired term, while temporarily filled by appointment, will be elected by the voters of the 15th Judicial District.. The 15th Judicial District includes Wilson, Macon, Smith, Jackson and Trousdale counties. All candidates whether running as a Republican or an Independent have the same deadlines. Those seeking to qualify forRead More

Candidate Petitions Available October 14th

Lebanon, TN – Candidates for General Session Judge Division III, Wilson County Property Assessor, District 17 County Commissioner and 15th Judicial District Public Defender may begin picking up their petitions to run for offices on Monday, October 14th. The qualifying deadline will be Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at NOON. Candidates are required to have a minimum of 25 voters that are eligible to vote for them sign their petition. The Wilson County Election Commission posts all petitions picked up and filed on their website, www.WilsonElections.com . “Having the most currentRead More

Vote Integrity and Election Security Are Election Commission Priorities

Lebanon, TN – Politicians, intelligence experts, media pundits and election administrators agree that criminals, political partisans and hostile nation-states are preparing attacks on our election systems for 2020. The goal of these bad actors is not to change your vote but to sow doubt and a cynical lack of confidence in our electoral system. Protecting the integrity of every vote cast in Wilson County is the priority of the Election Commission and the 300 plus Wilson County poll officials. Pre-election testing, auditing and inspection, voter verifiable paper ballots, a strongRead More

Wilson County Schools Promote National Voter Registration Day

Lebanon, TN  – On September 24, 2019, Wilson County High Schools will be joining with thousands of other schools and groups across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. The schools in partnership with the Wilson County Election Commission are promoting voter registration to students that will be eligible to vote in the 2020 elections. National Voter Registration Day has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the National Association ofRead More

Smith Joins National Election Leaders at Annual Conference

Lebanon, TN – Tammy Smith, Assistant Administrator of Elections joined election leaders from all over the nation  at the 35th Annual National Election Center Conference in Orlando, FL to discuss new technology, preparations and plans for the 2020 election cycle. The Election Center is a national association of Election Officials whose mission is to promote and support continuous improvement in the administration of elections and voter registration through research, professional education, conferences, networking and consulting. Topics presented at the conference included substantive elections issues – critical infrastructure information, election initiativesRead More

Republican and Democratic Parties Prepared to Register Voters

Lebanon, TN – The Wilson County Election Commission has provided voter registration training to the Republican and Democratic parties in anticipation of the Wilson County Fair starting this week. In addition to the Fair, the upcoming 2020 election cycle will offer many opportunities for the local political parties to register voters. “The local political parties partner with us each year to register and inform voters at the Wilson County Fair. Their support provides an opportunity to reach thousands of Wilson County voters that may want to register to vote, changeRead More


Lebanon, TN – Applications are now being accepted for the Wilson County Election Institute. The Institute is a one day behind the scenes of elections learning experience. “Elections are the culmination of actions taken each and every day in preparation for that one big day. The Election Institute is an opportunity for voters to gain first-hand knowledge about the procedures and details that are involved in holding elections in Wilson County,” said Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections. The first Election Institute was held over a four-week period in April 2019.Read More

Convenient Vote Centers Proposed

Lebanon, TN- The Wilson County Election Commission proposed to designate 18 convenient voting centers for the 2020 elections. Voters, until now, have been required by law to vote at their assigned polling place on Election Day. The convenient vote centers will now allow Wilson County voters the opportunity to choose the most convenient polling place during early voting and on Election Day. “We know voters are busy. Work, school, church and family obligations quickly fill up their time. That’s why we’re offering a more convenient way for voters to fitRead More