Voter Registration

 
 

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


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