Friday, August 26, 2016

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


Wilson Central High School Students Help Staff Elections

Lebanon, TN – Students from Wilson Central High School staffed polls throughout the county on Election Day. 20 Wilson County high school juniors and seniors served as poll officials for the March 1st Presidential Preference Primary. Wilson County schools are closed on Election Day making this service opportunity available to students. Travis Mayfield, Wilson Central Principal said, “These students made a significant contribution to the community and represented our school well on Election Day. I have had great feedback from the students and from members of the community.” The studentsRead More


Vol State, WANT and Election Commission Partner to Train Poll Officials

Lebanon, TN – Vol State Community College, WANT radio and the Wilson County Election Commission have collaborated to create online training for Wilson County Poll Officials. This project brought together the resources  of government and local business to produce a training program to better prepare Wilson County Poll Officials and to enhance  the voting experience. The Media Services Department at Volunteer State provided the equipment, expertise and many hours of editing to develop several online classes. Media Services Director, Terry Heinen and his assistants, Todd Griffin and  Blake Bridges guidedRead More


Presidential Preference Primary Early Voting Going Strong

Lebanon, TN –Early voting for the March 1st Republican and Democratic Presidential Preference Primary started on February 10th at all four Early Voting locations in Wilson County with almost 2000 Wilson County voters participating. “Early voting is perfect for voters eager to cast their vote and express their opinion in this primary. We encourage those eligible to get out and vote early to hopefully avoid long lines, weather delays or other circumstances that may arise on Election Day,” Said Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections. The last Presidential Preference Primary wasRead More


PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY BALLOT IS ONLINE

Lebanon, TN –Wilson County voters will have several opportunities to express their opinions at the polls in 2016.  There are three scheduled elections for the year beginning with the March 1st Presidential Preference Primary. This election will be the Tennessee Republican or Democratic Primary Election to choose candidates and/or party delegates to their respective conventions. A Primary Election is a nominating election. Voters participating in a Primary Election consider themselves Republicans or Democrats- there are no Primary Elections for Independents. Tennessee is an Open Primary state and voters do notRead More


Election Commission Launches Responsive Website

Lebanon, TN –The Wilson County Election Commission website, www.WilsonElections.com has a new look and new functions. The website that has become the “go to” site for everything about elections in Wilson County is now accessible to more voters. “Our website has been redesigned to include mobile responsiveness. This adds the ability for users with smart phones to easily access the resources available on our site,” said Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections.  Mobile availability of information is rapidly becoming a necessity for every business and public service. Wilson County election officialsRead More


WILSON AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES HOST ELECTION OFFICIAL EVENT

  Lebanon, TN –Wilson and Williamson Counties were hosts on November 19th and 20th  to the Middle Tennessee Regional Winter meeting of the Tennessee Association of County Election Officials. TACEO is a statewide organization of election administrators, Election Commissioners and staff.  Its purpose is to provide an educational forum for the exchange of ideas relative to the administration of elections and to offer an opportunity for members to suggest and participate in the implementation of improvements to election law.  On Thursday, training was held in Lebanon at the Wilson CountyRead More


Luncheon Honors Wilson County Poll Workers

Lebanon, TN –Wilson County Poll Officials attended a luncheon in their honor at the Ward Ag Center. 162 Poll Officials representing all precincts in Wilson County enjoyed lunch and a preview of preparation for the three scheduled elections in 2016. The Wilson County Election Commission hosts gatherings for Poll Officials each year to keep them abreast of the ongoing preparations for elections. Poll Officials are responsible for staffing the 31 Election Day voting precincts and the four Early Voting sites for every Wilson County election. “You are the dedicated menRead More


New Voting System Tested

Lebanon, TN –The Wilson County Election Commission has had the privilege of evaluating a new voting system to assess its ability to make the voting experience in Wilson County better. In 2002, congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) mandating electronic voting systems to replace the punch card systems. Grants were provided to pay for the new equipment and Wilson County bought the iVotronic voting machines used today. As politics and technology have changed over the last decade, innovations and updated standards have led to the creation of newRead More