Election commissioners recognized for their service

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Wilson County Election Commissioners, Ronnie Kelley and Jan Williams received recognition for their years of service at the annual Tennessee State Law Seminar in Nashville. Kelley has been an Election Commissioner for 25 years and Williams for five years.

“Ronnie Kelley and Jan Williams bring experience and knowledge to the Wilson County Election Commission that can only come with their years of service,” said Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections. “The mission of the Election Commission, in part, is to exceed the expectations of the voters, taxpayers and citizens of Wilson County.  Having experienced and dedicated Election Commissioners has made achieving our mission possible.”

The annual Tennessee State Law Seminar is held in Nashville. The seminar is conducted by Secretary of State Tre’ Hargett and State Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins. Recently enacted legislation and current procedures related to elections and other timely election administration topics are presented and discussed at the event. 

“Dedicated Election Commissioners, staff and the over 300 Wilson County voters who serve as Poll Officials make elections in Wilson County the best they can be,” said Warren. “We encourage any registered voter interested in joining our team to submit a Poll Worker application”.

Wilson County voters that are interested in becoming poll workers should complete and submit an application online at WilsonElections.com. 

For each election, the Election Commission appoints and trains over 300 poll officials to serve on Election Day at the 31 precincts and at the four early voting sites.

The deadline to register to vote for the Aug. 7 election is July 8. Early voting for the August election begins on July 18 at all four convenient locations and ends on Aug. 2. early voting in Lebanon, Gladeville, Mt Juliet and Watertown will be from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Take advantage of early voting and avoid the lines, possible inclement weather and cast your ballot at your convenience. 

For more information about the Election Commission, early voting or any election or voting related issue, visit wilsonvotes.com.

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