Voter Registration More Accessible
Lebanon, TN –The Wilson County Election Commission kicked off another initiative at the Market Street Community Center in Lebanon and the Mt. Juliet City Hall as part of their on-going effort to register voters and encourage voter registration maintenance. A display providing easy access to voter registration forms and local election information was placed at these locations.
Accurate registration rolls are the foundation of successful elections. Voter registration and registration maintenance is an ongoing process at the Election Commission. The Election Commission staff processes hundreds of new registrations and registration changes each month. Wilson County voter rolls increase by an average of 350 voters monthly with an almost equal number of address and name changes and duplicate registrations. A detailed breakdown of registration activity is posted monthly at www.WilsonVotes.com.
In order to be eligible to vote, a person must meet the following criteria: 1) be a U.S. citizen 2) be 18 years old on or before the next Election Day 3) a resident of Wilson County and Tennessee and 4) have not been convicted of a felony or have had their rights restored. A voter’s residence determines which county commissioner, state representative, school board member, possible city official or other district office they are eligible to vote for. When a registered voter moves within Wilson County the Election Commission must be notified, in writing, to change the address on their registration.
Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections, said, “Making new voter registration, registration maintenance and election information easily accessible to Wilson County citizens are important aspects of our mission at the Election Commission. Our voter registration efforts must continue to evolve to meet the needs of a quickly growing county.”
The Election Commission will make these displays available for use in public buildings, businesses and at community events throughout the county. Community event planners, business owners and anyone interested in promoting voter registration in Wilson County may contact the Election Commission to request the use of a display.
The Election Commission offers programs about elections and voting for any interested group. To schedule your group presentation, to learn more about elections, voting and how you can be involved contact the Wilson County Election Commission by calling 615-444-0216, emailing info@WilsonElections.com , online at www.WilsonVotes.com or in person at 203 East Main Street in Lebanon. For the latest election news, visit www.WilsonVoterNews.com.
Pictures Attached: Market St Community Center- Phillip Warren and Election Commissioner & Wilson County Civic League President, Ronnie Kelley
Mt Juliet City Hall- Phillip Warren and Mt Juliet Mayor, Ed Hagerty
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