Voter Outreach

 
 

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


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


Poll Officials Kick Off the 2018 Election Cycle

Lebanon, TN – Wilson County Poll Officials gathered Wednesday, January 3rd, at the Election Commission office for a reception thanking them for their service in 2017 and to kick off the 2018 election year. Over 300 Wilson County voters are recruited, trained and serve as poll officials at the five early voting sites and the 31 Election Day polling locations each election. These poll officials answered the call in November and December 2017 when a special election was called by Gov. Haslam to fill a vacancy in the 17th DistrictRead More


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


SPECIAL ELECTIONS DATES SET BY GOVERNOR HASLAM

Lebanon, TN – A special election has been called by Governor Haslam to elect a state senator to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of State Senator Mae Beavers. The Primary election will be on November 7th and the General election will be held on December 19th. Both elections will be held in all of the six counties making up the 17th State Senate District: Wilson, Cannon, Dekalb, Smith, Clay and Macon. Tennessee law requires a special election be called by the Governor to replace a vacant senate seatRead 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


NEW ELECTION BILL PASSES

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


ELECTION COMMISSIONERS SWORN IN

  Lebanon, TN –The five Wilson County Election Commissioners were sworn in by Judge John Gwin at their regular meeting on April 11th. All five Commissioners, Sherrie Orange, Jan Spray, Ronnie Kelley, Don Simpson and Ann Calabria, are veterans on the Commission. The Commission organized after being sworn in electing Sherrie Orange Chairman and Ronnie Kelley Secretary. Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties has a five member election commission that is appointed by members of the Tennessee State Election Commission for two year terms. There are seven State Election Commissioners representingRead 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