Candidates File for Republican and Democratic Special Election Primary

Lebanon, TN –Thursday, September 28th, at noon was the deadline for candidates to turn in their petitions to be on the November 7th Republican and Democratic Special Election ballot to fill the District 17 State Senate vacancy. One candidate filed for each primary, Mark Pody for the Republican Primary and Mary Alice Carfi for the Democratic Primary. Tennessee law requires a special election be called by the Governor to replace a vacant senate seat if the vacancy occurs twelve months or more before the next state general election. The nextRead More

Students Elect 2017-2018 Officers

  Lebanon, TN – The Election Commission has been busy offering voter registrations to graduating seniors and providing election support to assist area schools elect their 2017-2018 class officers. Class officer elections were held at Lebanon High School, Wilson Central High School, and Friendship Christian School and the Wilson County Election Commission assisted Williamson County to hold class elections at Brentwood and Franklin High Schools. All elections were held using the same ExpressVote voting system used in regular county-wide elections in Wilson County. Every year in the spring 9th, 10thRead More


Lebanon, TN – An election bill allowing poll officials to volunteer their time as a public service sponsored by State Senator Mae Beavers and State Representative Susan Lynn, became law on April 4th. The adoption of this law offers the opportunity for local high school students to earn necessary volunteer hours they need for their Tennessee Scholars and Tennessee Promise scholarships. Senator Beavers said, “This bill enables a new generation of voters to embrace public service by volunteering as poll officials while they work toward the requirements for Tennessee scholarships.”Read More

Retiring Administrators of Elections Honored

Lebanon, TN –Election officials from Middle Tennessee came together Friday, February 10th, at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville to honor two retiring Administrators as part of the 2017 winter meeting. In addition to the recognitions, the 132 attendees heard procedural and legislative updates from Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, and his staff and received a cybersecurity presentation from FBI Special Agents. Administrators of Elections Vickie Koelman of Montgomery County and Connie Ferguson of Lewis County were honored for their service by Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Coordinator of Elections MarkRead More

Election Commission Signs Agreement with School Board

Lebanon, TN –The Wilson County Election Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wilson County School Board during its regular meeting on January 10th to use a portion of the renovated 415 Harding Dr. School Board Facility. Work has started on the building and campus at 415 Harding Dr., the Old Lebanon High School property, with completion anticipated in October of 2017. The Election Commission utilized the old Lebanon High School gyms for storage and maintenance of voting equipment and poll officials training prior to the start of theRead More


  Lebanon, TN – Early Voting hours will be extended on the final day, Thursday November 3rd, at all five Early Voting sites until 8:00pm. Since the first day of Early Voting, Wilson County voters have turned out in record numbers. Extending the hours of Early Voting on the last day will give voters another opportunity to skip the Election Day lines and cast their vote early. “Voters in Wilson County have the advantage of well-trained election workers and an enhanced voting system that together will make their voting experienceRead 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


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, 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

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