Latest News & Press Releases

Secretary of State sponsors Civics Essay Contest

Secretary of State Tre Hargett and the Division of Elections is sponsoring a Civics Essay Contest for students in grades K-12.

The theme for this year's essay is Citizenship. Students can win up to $500 in scholarship money and a trip to the State Capitol
in the spring. Deadline for entries is Friday, November 10, 2017. For information visit:

Guild Elementary student Isabella Balturshot won her age group in last year's contest.

Judge Barry Brown announces retirement

General Sessions Division II and Juvenile Judge Barry Brown has announced that he will retire on December 29, 2017.
The county is moving forward with plans to appoint an interim General Sessions II Juvenile Court Judge. Brown was re-elected
to an eight-year term in 2014. For more information about the appointment process CLICK HERE.

The General Sessions Division II Juvenile Judge position will appear on the Sumner County Primary ballot on May 1, 2018 and the 
Sumner County General Election ballot on August 2, 2018.

For information about the May 1, 2018 Sumner County Primary CLICK HERE.

For information about the August 2, 2018 Sumner County General Election CLICK HERE.

TACEO announces committees and meetings

The Tennessee Association of County Election Officials (TACEO) has announced its committee appointments and upcoming meeting
schedule for 2017-18. TACEO is the organization that represents Tennessee's election officials and workers. For more information
about TACEO, it's committees and meetings, CLICK HERE.

Hendersonville early voting location changed for 2018

The Sumner County Election Commission has approved  a satellite early voting location for Hendersonville at St. Timothy Lutheran Church,
650 E. Main St. (known as Gallatin Road) for the May 1, 2018 Sumner County Primary. This replaces the Expo Center location used during the 2016
Elections. All other satellite early voting  locations remain the same.

All satellite voting locations will be open on specific dates and times for all three 2018 elections. The Sumner County Administration Building, 355 N. Belvedere Dr. in Gallatin, the main location for early voting, will be open for the entire early voting period for each election, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday and on Saturday mornings during early voting.

Local student's winning essay reminds
us all of the importance of voting

Guild Elementary student Isabella Balturshot won her age group in Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett's 
Civics Essay Contest. Her winning essay says participation in elections allows voters to stand up for what they
believe and voice their opinions.

Your Vote

By Isabella Balturshot

See you at the polls! Have you ever considered the importance of your vote in an election? There are many reasons why we should participate
in elections and help chose our leaders. TO READ THE ENTIRE ESSAY CLICK HERE