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


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


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR ELECTION INSTITUTE

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


REPUBLICAN PARTY CALLS COUNTY PRIMARY

Lebanon, TN –The Wilson County Republican Party Executive Committee filed their letter with the Election Commission calling for a Republican Party Primary to be held on March 3, 2020. The deadline for the Republican and Democratic Parties of Wilson County to give notice to the Election Commission of their intention to hold a county primary was Monday, June 17th. The Republican Executive Committee communicated the decision to hold a Republican Primary for all county offices eligible for a primary election in conjunction with the Presidential Preference Primary scheduled for MarchRead More


Class Officers Are Elected for 2019-2020

Lebanon, TN – The Wilson Election Commission has been busy supporting school elections for the 2019-2020 class officers and offering voter registrations to eligible students at area schools. Students have been voting for their class officers, homecoming courts and superlatives for several years now with the assistance of the Election Commission. Class officer elections were held at Wilson Central High School, Mt. Juliet High School and Friendship Christian School and the Election Commission assisted Williamson County to hold class elections at Brentwood and Franklin High Schools. All elections were heldRead More