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Circuit Court Judge Candidates Qualifying Deadline Is January 11

Lebanon, TN – The qualifying deadline for candidates seeking to complete 15th Judicial Circuit Judge John Wootten’s unexpired term will be January 11, 2020 at noon. Judge Wootten announced his retirement this week effective January 1, 2020. His successor for the unexpired term, while temporarily filled by appointment, will be elected by the voters of the 15th Judicial District.. The 15th Judicial District includes Wilson, Macon, Smith, Jackson and Trousdale counties. All candidates whether running as a Republican or an Independent have the same deadlines. Those seeking to qualify forRead More


Wilson County Schools Promote National Voter Registration Day

Lebanon, TN  – On September 24, 2019, Wilson County High Schools will be joining with thousands of other schools and groups across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. The schools in partnership with the Wilson County Election Commission are promoting voter registration to students that will be eligible to vote in the 2020 elections. National Voter Registration Day has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the National Association ofRead More


Smith Joins National Election Leaders at Annual Conference

Lebanon, TN – Tammy Smith, Assistant Administrator of Elections joined election leaders from all over the nation  at the 35th Annual National Election Center Conference in Orlando, FL to discuss new technology, preparations and plans for the 2020 election cycle. The Election Center is a national association of Election Officials whose mission is to promote and support continuous improvement in the administration of elections and voter registration through research, professional education, conferences, networking and consulting. Topics presented at the conference included substantive elections issues – critical infrastructure information, election initiativesRead More


Republican and Democratic Parties Prepared to Register Voters

Lebanon, TN – The Wilson County Election Commission has provided voter registration training to the Republican and Democratic parties in anticipation of the Wilson County Fair starting this week. In addition to the Fair, the upcoming 2020 election cycle will offer many opportunities for the local political parties to register voters. “The local political parties partner with us each year to register and inform voters at the Wilson County Fair. Their support provides an opportunity to reach thousands of Wilson County voters that may want to register to vote, changeRead More


Election Commission Hosts National Conference of State Legislatures Delegates

Lebanon, TN – Delegates attending the National Conference of State Legislatures visited the Wilson County Election Commission for a tour and presentation on Monday, August 5th. With more than 100 in-depth educational sessions on topics ranging from criminal justice and health care to taxes and transportation, the NCSL’s 45th annual Legislative Summit convenes Aug. 5-8 at the Nashville Music City Center. More than 5,500 attendees hailing from every state make the NCSL Legislative Summit the largest gathering of state lawmakers and legislative staff in the country. The Legislative Summit providesRead More


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR ELECTION INSTITUTE

Lebanon, TN – Applications are now being accepted for the Wilson County Election Institute. The Institute is a one day behind the scenes of elections learning experience. “Elections are the culmination of actions taken each and every day in preparation for that one big day. The Election Institute is an opportunity for 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 first Election Institute was held over a four-week period in April 2019.Read More


Jim and Maxine Bell have spent their lives focused on their faith, family and community

              Jim and Maxine Bell have spent their lives focused on their faith, family and community. Faith has always been a major part of Jim and Maxine’s lives. Jim has been a member of Mt Juliet’s First Baptist Church since 1947. He and Maxine met at a Halloween party at the church. Maxine came from her home in Watertown to visit family in Mt. Juliet and, by chance, attended the party and met Jim. Maxine recalls that when Jim would come to Watertown herRead More


Howell fits working polls into busy retirement

    David Howell recalls going with his grandmother to vote at the Green Hills Women’s Club Building on the corner of South Greenhill Rd and Lebanon Road when he was a child. That was when Old Hickory Lake was just beginning to rise and the population of West Wilson County was a small fraction of what it has become. Voting has always been important to Howell. As an adult, he became part of the elections in Wilson County serving as a poll official for many years. David Howell’s familyRead More


Spotlight on Rufus McAdoo

    This is the first in a series of articles profiling poll officials in Wilson County. Each election over 300 Wilson County voters are trained to greet with a smile their neighbors and fellow Wilson Countians when they come to Early Vote at any of the five locations or on Election Day at their assigned polling place. It is our privilege to work with these dedicated patriotic Wilson Countians and we look forward to sharing their stories over the coming months.     Mr. Rufus McAdoo According to Pearlie McAdooRead More


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR ELECTION INSTITUTE

  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 electionsRead More