Election Office

Tracy Tanner-Harris,
Administrator of Elections

elections@cartercountytn.gov

 

Phone/Fax:
Office Phone: (423) 542-1822
Fax: (423) 547-1534

Address:
116 Holston Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

UPCOMING ELECTION:

Several local, state and federal offices will appear on the ballot for the Nov. 6 Election. To see a sample ballot click here: Nov. 6 2018 Sample Ballot

Early Voting is now underway:

Early voting for the Nov. 6 Election will be held from Wednesday, Oct. 17 until Thursday, Nov. 1. Early voting hours are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until Noon during the early voting period. Early Voting is held at the Carter County Election Office, located at 116 Holston Avenue across from the Carter County Health Department. Voters are asked to bring their state or federal issued photo identification when coming to vote.

 

Are you registered to vote? It’s easy!

***PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE NOV. 6 ELECTION HAS ALREADY PASSED. NEW REGISTRATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED BUT THOSE VOTERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CAST BALLOTS IN THE NOV. 6 ELECTION.***

You can now register to vote online in the State of Tennessee. All you need to register online is a drivers license or identification issued by the Department of Safety. CLICK HERE to visit GoVoteTN.com and get signed up today. You can also use the website to check your registration status or update your name or address information. #GoVoteTN 

You can also register in person at the Carter County Election Commission Office or print out a registration form from this website and either mail it to the Election Commission or drop it off in person.

To download the registration form click here: Voter Registration Form

 

Where do college students register to vote?

For students who attend a college or university not in their home county knowing where to register to vote can be confusing. Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding registrations for college students can be found here: College Student Registration FAQs

 

Absentee Voting By Mail

If you wish to vote by mail, you must meet certain legal requirements pursuant to T.C.A. 2-6-201. You must request a ballot in writing over your signature. The request can be made as much 90 days in advance of an election and not later than 7 days prior to an election.

Requests for absentee ballots must be in writing and signed by the voter. The LAST day for the Election Committion to receive applications to vote absentee is October 30, 2018. Requests can be hand delivered or mailed to the Carter County Election Commission. You may call and we will send you a request by mail as well.

THE REQUEST FOR VOTING BY MAIL CAN SERVE AS THE APPLICATION FOR BALLOT IF IT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

♦ The voter’s name;

♦ The voter’s address in Carter County;

♦ The voter’s date of birth;

♦ The voter’s social security number;

♦ The address to mail the ballot;

♦ The election in which the voter wishes to vote (including party preference if the election is a primary); and

♦ The reason the voter is requesting to vote by mail;

♦ The request MUST BE SIGNED BY THE VOTER.

If the request does not contain all the information listed above, the Election Commission staff shall send the voter an application for an absentee vallot in order to obtain the needed information.

 

Instructions for military and overseas voters in Tennessee can be found at:

https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/militaryoverseas-uocava-absentee-information

 

 

 

PHOTO ID Requirement

Federal or Tennessee Sate government issued photo ID is now required to vote, unless an exemption applies. College student IDs, photo IDs issued by other states, county or city governments, including library cards, will not be accepted. To learn more about the new law and its exceptions, please call the Carter County Election Commission at 423-542-1822 or visit GoVoteTN.com.

Voters who vote absentee by mail, residents of licensed nursing homes, assisted living centers, or those hospitalized are exempt.

Cast your vote in honor of a veteran or service member!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honor Vote

“The Honor Vote program lets Tennesseans dedicate their vote to those who are serving or have served our country. The men and women of the U.S. military ensure our freedom and democracy, allowing us to cast a ballot each Election Day.”

– Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett

 

To find out more about the Honor Vote Program CLICK HERE.

 

Election Office seeking poll workers for upcoming election

Are you interested in becoming an election worker and helping your community exercise their right to vote? If so, the Carter County Election Commission is seeking dedicated individuals to help work the polls during early voting and on Election Day. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. If age 18 or older, applicant must also be a registered voter of Carter County. To find out more, contact the Election Commission Office at 423-542-1822 or by email to elections@cartercountytn.gov.

You can also download the poll worker application form and drop it off in person at the office or send it in by mail. Click here to download the application: Poll Worker Application

 

ATTENTION CANDIDATES:

Display of campaign posters, signs, or other campaign materials (including shirts and hats) and the distribution of any campaign materials and solicitation of votes is strictly prohibited within 100 feet of any poling place. The Election Commission office is a polling place during early voting. T.C.A. 2-7-111

 

Duties:

The Election Commission is responsible for registering persons to vote; replace lost registration cards; transfer or change registrations. The Election Commission qualifies persons to run for election to an office. The Election Commission is responsible for purging (or removing) persons from the permanent registration records.

Carter County Election Commission:

Doug Buckles (R) – Chairman

Millard Garland (D) – Secretary

Paul Souder (R)

Ramon Sanchez-Vinas (D)

Junior Stanley (R)

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