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 of what offices are on the ballot and what the qualifications, duties and responsibilities are for the offices.

Since the first Voter Handbook in 2014, it has become a ‘go to’ resource for voters and candidates as they prepare to campaign and to vote. The decision to run for office and who to vote for is challenging in every election. The Voter Handbook has readily accessible candidate and voter information to make challenges less daunting.

Chapters on voter registration, qualifications for office and voting procedures are included to meet the inquiries of anyone with questions about any aspect of elections in Wilson County. Links to sites specific to offices and with more details about particular subjects are spread throughout the Handbook giving the user even greater learning opportunities. As new sites with relevant information become available they are added to the Handbook to always keep it current.

Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren said, “Giving voters and candidates  access to information about elections and voting is a part of the Election Commission’s continued commitment to making the voting experience the best it can be. Updating the Handbook for each election cycle keeps it at the center of the many educational and informative resources available on our website.”

Tammy Smith, Assistant Administrator commented, “This Handbook is useful to anyone interested in elections. Whether you want to know about a particular office on the ballot or need more information about voting, this one publication has it all.”  

The next scheduled election is the Federal and State Primary and Wilson County General election on August 2, 2018. U.S. Senator, 6th U.S. Congress, Tennessee Governor, 17th State Senate, 46th and 57th State House, all 25 Wilson County Commissioners, Wilson County Mayor, Trustee, Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, Circuit Court Clerk, Sheriff, five Constables and three Wilson County School Board members will be on the ballot. Petitions will be available starting on January 5th, 2018.

The Election Commission welcomes invitations from groups in Wilson County to talk about elections and voting.  To learn more about elections, voting and how you can be involved with Wilson County elections contact the Wilson County Election Commission at 615-444-0216 or online at www.Wilsonelections.com.