The 2017-18 edition of the Wilson County Voter Handbook is now available on the Wilson County Election Commission's website at www.WilsonVotes.com. This is the third edition of the free handbook, which provides a source of election and voting information for voters and candidates.
There are no elections scheduled for 2017, but less than a year from now, candidates will begin picking up petitions to qualify for 49 offices set to appear on the 2018 August ballot. Voters and candidates can use the handbook to learn what officers are on the ballot and what the qualifications, duties and responsibilities are for the offices, local election officials said.
Chapters on voter registration, qualifications for office and voting procedures are included to meet the inquiries of anyone with questions about any aspect of elections in Wilson County. Links to websites specific to offices and with more details about particular topics are found throughout the handbook. As new sites with relevant information become available, they are added to the handbook in order to keep it current.
"Giving voters and candidates access to information about elections and voting is a part of the election commission's continued commitment to making the voting experience the best it can be," Wilson County Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren said. "Updating the handbook for each election cycle keeps it at the center of the many educational and informative resources available on our website."
Assistant Administrator Tammy Smith added, "Whether you want to know about a particular office on the ballot or need more information about voting, this one publication has it all."
The next scheduled election is the Federal and State Primary and Wilson County General election on August 2, 2018. U.S. Senator, 6th U.S. Congress, Tennessee Governor, 17th State Senate, 46th and 57th State House, all 25 Wilson County Commissioners, Wilson County Mayor, Trustee, Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, Circuit Court Clerk, Sheriff, five constables and three Wilson County Board of Education members will be on the ballot. Petitions will be available starting on Jan. 5, 2018.