Petitions for May 1, 2018 County Primary
now available at Election Office
Qualifying petitions for the May 1, 2018 Sumner County Repbulican and Democratic Primaries
are now available at the Sumner County Election Office, 355 N. Belvedere Dr., Room 106 in Gallatin.
Offices on the ballot include County Executive, County Commissioner (all 24 seats), County Trustee
General Sessions Judge Division II (Juvenile Judge), Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk, Register
of Deeds and Road Superintendent.
In order to qualify for the ballot, petitions must be returned to the election office by NOON, Thursday,
February 15, 2018. For information call the election office at 615-452-1456.
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.
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.
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