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


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