Lebanon, TN – Applications are now being accepted for the first Wilson County Election Institute. The Institute is a series of four weekly two-hour classes conducted by the Wilson County Election Commission to give participants a greater understanding of the “behind the scenes” workings of the Election Commission. 

“Elections are the culmination of actions taken each and every day in preparation for that one big day. This is an opportunity for Wilson County voters to gain first-hand knowledge about the procedures and details that are involved in holding elections in Wilson County,” said Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections. 

The four-week program will include lectures, hands on activities and presentations by guest speakers designed to give a behind the scenes look at the preparation that goes into elections in Wilson County. Participants will gain knowledge about voter registration, ballot and voting system preparation, candidate information and the importance of poll workers, the media and community outreach.

 “These classes will give attendees an understanding of the many aspects of preparation for elections and the everyday functions of the Election Commission,” said Assistant Administrator Tammy Smith. “We encourage anyone involved in a campaign, prospective candidates and citizens interested in becoming more civically involved to apply for the institute,” Smith commented.

The Election Institute meets every Thursday evening on March 21st at 6:00 and ending on April 11th at the Wilson County Election Commission Annex at 415 Harding Dr in Lebanon. The classes are free, will last about two hours, attendance at all four classes is required and class size is limited. To apply for a seat at the Election Institute anyone interested will find information and an application at or may contact the Wilson County Election Commission at 615-444-0216.

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, email at or online at