NEW ELECTION BILL PASSES

Lebanon, TN – An election bill allowing poll officials to volunteer their time as a public service sponsored by State Senator Mae Beavers and State Representative Susan Lynn, became law on April 4th. The adoption of this law offers the opportunity for local high school students to earn necessary volunteer hours they need for their Tennessee Scholars and Tennessee Promise scholarships. Senator Beavers said, “This bill enables a new generation of voters to embrace public service by volunteering as poll officials while they work toward the requirements for Tennessee scholarships.”Read More


ELECTION COMMISSIONERS SWORN IN

  Lebanon, TN –The five Wilson County Election Commissioners were sworn in by Judge John Gwin at their regular meeting on April 11th. All five Commissioners, Sherrie Orange, Jan Spray, Ronnie Kelley, Don Simpson and Ann Calabria, are veterans on the Commission. 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 for two year terms. There are seven State Election Commissioners representingRead More


Retiring Administrators of Elections Honored

Lebanon, TN –Election officials from Middle Tennessee came together Friday, February 10th, at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville to honor two retiring Administrators as part of the 2017 winter meeting. In addition to the recognitions, the 132 attendees heard procedural and legislative updates from Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, and his staff and received a cybersecurity presentation from FBI Special Agents. Administrators of Elections Vickie Koelman of Montgomery County and Connie Ferguson of Lewis County were honored for their service by Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Coordinator of Elections MarkRead More


2017-2018 Voter Handbook is Now Available

Lebanon, TN – The 2017-2018 edition of the Wilson County Voter Handbook is now available on the Wilson County Election Commission’s website – www.WilsonVotes.com. This is the third edition of the free online handbook providing a source of election and voting information for voters and candidates. There are no elections scheduled for 2017, but less than a year from now, candidates will begin picking up petitions to qualify for 49 offices which will appear on the 2018 August ballot. Voters and candidates can use the handbook to be aware ofRead More


Election Commission Signs Agreement with School Board

Lebanon, TN –The Wilson County Election Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wilson County School Board during its regular meeting on January 10th to use a portion of the renovated 415 Harding Dr. School Board Facility. Work has started on the building and campus at 415 Harding Dr., the Old Lebanon High School property, with completion anticipated in October of 2017. The Election Commission utilized the old Lebanon High School gyms for storage and maintenance of voting equipment and poll officials training prior to the start of theRead More


EARLY VOTING HOURS EXTENDED ON LAST DAY

  Lebanon, TN – Early Voting hours will be extended on the final day, Thursday November 3rd, at all five Early Voting sites until 8:00pm. Since the first day of Early Voting, Wilson County voters have turned out in record numbers. Extending the hours of Early Voting on the last day will give voters another opportunity to skip the Election Day lines and cast their vote early. “Voters in Wilson County have the advantage of well-trained election workers and an enhanced voting system that together will make their voting experienceRead More


FIFTH EARLY VOTING SITE ADDED IN WILSON COUNTY

  Lebanon, TN –There will be five convenient Early Voting sites for Wilson County voters to take advantage of before the November 8th election. The newest site is at Lighthouse Church at 6141 Saundersville Rd. in Mt. Juliet. Early Voting has been available since 2012 at the Election Commission office in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet Community Center on Charlie Daniels Pkwy in Mt. Juliet, Gladeville Community Center in Gladeville and Watertown Community Center in Watertown. The number of eligible voters in Wilson County will soon top 79,000. As the population andRead More


SAMPLE BALLOT NOW AVAILABLE AT WILSONVOTES.COM

Lebanon, TN –Sample ballots for the November 8, 2016 Federal and State General election and the Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown Municipal elections are now posted online. The countywide ballot may be viewed and individual ballots are available to be printed on the Election Commissions website – www.WilsonVotes.com. The Federal and State General elections will be for U.S. President, U.S. Congress 6th District and the 46th and 57th State House of Representatives. Councilmen for Lebanon City Wards 1, 2 and 5 will be on the ballot as well as theRead More


Uncle Sam Says We Want You at the 2016 Wilson County Fair

  Lebanon, TN – “We Want You at the Wilson County Fair” was selected by the Wilson County Fair Board as this year’s theme. The 2016 fair opens Friday, August 19th at 5pm and runs through Saturday August 27th.  Wilson County administrator of Elections, Phillip Warren will be the official Uncle Sam at the fair. This year’s theme at the Wilson County Fair centers around elections and voting. Uncle Sam and the patriotism he has come to symbolize is a fitting image for this historic election year Hale Moss, PresidentRead More


Precinct 4-1 Voters Return to West Elementary School to Vote

Lebanon, TN –Voters in Precinct 4-1 will return to West Elementary School to cast their votes on Election Day starting with the August 4th election.  Since 2004, Election Day voters have voted at Cook’s United Methodist Church. Wilson County averages adding over 400 new voters to the rolls each  month. Precinct 4-1 has consistently grown through the years challenging the Election Commission to provide an Election Day polling place that is accessible and large enough to accommodate the voters. West Elementary School served as the polling place until 2004 whenRead More