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Registration Deadline for March 3, 2020 Primaries is February 3, 2020

Sumner County residents not registered to vote have until Monday, February 3, 2020 to complete the registration process.

Those wishing to register can do so in person at the Sumner County Election Office, 355 N Belvedere Dr. Room 106 at the Sumner County Administration Building in Gallatin from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or they can go online to ovr.govote.tn.gov and complete the registration process.

The March 3, 2020 Election is the Presidential Preference Primary for both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Also included on the Republican ballot are Presidential Delegates at-Large and Delegates for the Sixth Congressional District. The Sumner County Primary includes the office of Assessor of Property.

For more information please contact the Sumner County Election Office at 615-452-1456 or email elections@sumnercountytn.gov.

Candidate petitions for August 6, 2020 available February 3, 2020

Qualifying petitions for the August 6, 2020 Federal and State Primary Election and Sumner County School Board will be available at the Sumner County Election Office, 355 N. Belvedere Dr., Room 106 in Gallatin beginning Monday, February 3, 2020.

Candidate petitions being issued in Sumner County for the Republican and Democratic Primary include Tennessee State Senate District 18 and Tennessee House of Representatives Districts 40, 44 and 45.  

While petitions for U.S. Senate and U.S Congressional District 6 are available in Sumner County,  it is preferred that they be issued at the State Division of Elections in Nashville. These petitions must be filed with the State Division of Elections.

Persons wishing to run as Independents for any of the Federal and State offices will follow the same petition schedule as those running in the primary.

Petitions are also being issued for the Sumner County General Election for Sumner County School Board Districts 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

The filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions is 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Sumner County Election Commission office.

Election Commission Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. For more information contact the Sumner County Election Commission at 615-452-1456 or email elections@sumnercountytn.gov.

Station Camp precinct added

Sumner County has been growing exponentially, which has lead to the number of registered voters increasing 
significantly across the county. As a result, the number of voters specifically assigned to the Howard Elementary
School has increased beyond capacity.

Due to this incerase, the Sumner County Election Commission voted to establish an additional precinct in District Four
at Station Camp High School, 1040 Bison Trail, Gallatin, TN 37066.

There will be no change to the county commisison, school board, legislative districts or city wards if applicable. Only the
Election Day precinct will change. Voters assigned to this new precinct received a notification letter and new 
voter card with the Station Camp HIgh precinct name and address.

 

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