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Need to register to vote, update your address, submit a change of name request or request a duplicate voter registration card? Contact your local...

The GoVoteTN app allows Tennesseans the opportunity to view their sample ballot, locate their polling location and learn about their district....

The Honor Vote program gives Tennesseans the opportunity to dedicate their vote to active-duty military personnel and veterans.

Register to vote by downloading a voter registration application.

This tool allows the voter to review their registration information, the early voting schedule and locate their Election Day polling place.

Follow @tnhouser For House District 14 Election Results

Wednesday, August 12 is Election Day in one part of East Tennessee with voters deciding who will be the newest member of the 109th General Assembly. Secretary of State Tre Hargett wants people to know how they can find unofficial results as soon as the polls close.

Voters who reside in...

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Goins Elected To Election Assistance Commission Leadership

Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins was recently elected to a leadership role on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board.

Goins, a former state representative, represents the Volunteer State on the board’s nine member Executive Board. Goins will serve...

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New State Election Commission Term Begins

The State Election Commission held its first meeting in Nashville Monday for the four-year term that began on May 1, 2016.  The members of the commission are:

  • Donna Barrett of Murfreesboro, a member...
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Secretary Tre Hargett Recognizes Elections Officials

Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate four Administrators of Elections who passed the certification exam on Friday, March 27, 2015.

  • Lori Lott, Crockett County Administrator of Elections
  • Roxanna Hagewood, Dickson County Administrator of Elections
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The Division of Elections is headed by the Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, who oversees the election process in the State of Tennessee. The Coordinator of Elections works directly with ninety-five (95) local county election commissions, candidates and the public on election related issues.  The county election commissions are appointed by the State Election Commission.  There are ninety-five (95) county election commission offices throughout the State. 

Division of Elections
Mark Goins, Coordinator of Elections
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-7956
1-877-850-4959
tennessee.elections@tn.gov

The State Election Commission is composed of seven members, four from the political party holding a majority of seats in the General Assembly and three from the minority party. These individuals are elected for a term of four years. This is the only commission in Tennessee state government which is elected wholly by the General Assembly.

To be eligible to serve on the State Election Commission one must be at least 25 years old, a resident of this state for at least seven years, and a resident of the grand division of the state from which one seeks election for at least four years preceding the election. No more than any two members may be from the same grand division of the state.

The State Election Commission is responsible for appointing five county election commissioners for every county in the state. This is done on the first Monday in April in every odd-numbered year. After making such appointments, the state commissioners then monitor the activities and performance of the county election commissioners and shall remove a county election commissioner for violation of the oath of office or if that person is no longer qualified to hold the position.

Candidates for statewide offices qualify by filing their candidate petitions with the commission, and the commission must pass on the correctness and propriety of such petitions. The commission works very closely with the coordinator of elections toward the common goal of maintaining uniformity in elections as well as preserving the purity of the ballot.

Members of the State Election Commission are:

  • Donna Barrett, Murfreesboro;
  • Judy Blackburn, Morristown;
  • Greg Duckett, Memphis;
  • Mike McDonald, Portland;
  • Jimmy Wallace, Jackson;
  • Tom Wheeler, Clinton;
  • Kent Younce, La Follette.

Please address all correspondence for the State Election Commission to the Division of Elections:

Division of Elections 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue 7th Floor, Snodgrass Tower Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0309 (615) 741-7956