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Welcome to the Cannon County Election Commission
The 2016 Election Season is on the way!
Mark your calendar for...
The Presidential Preference Primary is March 1st.
The County General Election is August 4th.
The State and Federal General is November 8th.
For interested local candidates...
Your first opportunity to pick up nominating petitions is January 8th.
The qualifying deadline will be April 7th at NOON.
Our Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Cannon County Election Commission to ensure the integrity of every vote cast in Cannon County by administering election law and procedures equally and fairly to all, by providing the most efficient, accurate and secure election process possible, and, in all our endeavors, exceeding the expectations of the voters, taxpayers and citizens of Cannon County in accountability and competence.
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
MARCH 1, 2016
Pursuant to TCA 2-112-111(a) Notice is hereby given that a Presidential Preference Primary Election will be held in all precincts in Cannon County, Tennessee on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 for the purpose of nominating a President of the United States and their delegates.
Currently, only the Republican Party selects its delegates by popular election. To qualify as a candidate for delegate to the national convention of a political party, the person must file a nominating petition no later than 12:00 noon, prevailing time, on December 10, 2015, in the office of the Secretary of State. TCA §2-13-305(a). Call the Division of Elections at (615) 741-7956 to obtain a petition and other information to run as a delegate for the Republican Party. The Division of Elections is located at 312 Eighth Avenue North, 7th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower, Nashville, TN 37243.
To qualify for the March Presidential Preference Primary election, non-nationally recognized political party candidates nominated by petition must file their nominating petitions with the TN Division of Elections by 12:00 NOON on December 1, 2015. For more information, contact the Division of Elections at (615) 741-7956.
Last Day to Register to Vote---February 1, 2016
1st Day to Request Absentee Ballot---December 2, 2015
Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot---February 23, 2016
Early Voting---February 10th through February 23rd
Voters with Disabilities or Elderly Voters:
Pursuant to section T.C.A.§ 2-3-109 (E) Notice is hereby given that voters with disabilities or elderly voters (persons 60 or older) assigned to vote in precincts where the polling place is inaccessible may vote at the Cannon County Election Commission office on election day OR vote early by personal appearance during the dates specified for early voting at the election commission office OR vote by absentee ballot. Any voter with a disability or elderly voter desiring to vote at the election commission office must notify the office in writing and complete an affidavit that states their voting location is inaccessible. Deadline for notification is February 20, 2016. Affidavits are available at the election office.
Early Voting or Absentee By-Mail:
Registered voters who will be unable to go to their polling place on Election Day may vote during early voting or after meeting certain legal qualifications, may vote absentee by mail:
To vote an absentee ballot by-mail, the voter must make the request in writing and include their name (as registered), social security number, date of birth, residence address (911 address), mailing address (if different from residence address), the election(s) they wish to vote in, the reason they are requesting to vote an absentee ballot and their signature. The written request must be received by mail not later than February 23, 2016. Requests must be mailed to The Cannon County Election Commission office, 301 West Main Street, Woodbury, TN 37190.
Photo ID Required:
When you come to vote, remember to bring identification with you. A voter must have a federal or TN state issued photo ID. If no photo identification is provided, the voter will vote a provisional ballot and the voter will have until two business days following Election Day to return to the election commission office and show an acceptable photo I.D. or the ballot will be rejected. Forms of acceptable identification include a Driver’s License with your photo, United States Passport, Department of Safety photo ID, Photo issued by the Federal or TN state government, United States Military photo ID or Gun permit card with your photo (even if they are expired). The voter can sign an oath stating he/she is indigent or an oath stating a religious objection to being photographed. The Cannon County Election Commission does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Please call (615) 563-5650 if you have any questions.
The Cannon County Election Commission is located at
301 West Main Street, Woodbury, TN 37190
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Matt Studd, Chairman—Andy Duggin, Secretary—George Pittman, Commissioner—Sue Patrick, Commissioner
Tom Ganoe, Commissioner--Attest: Matt Teply, Administrator of Elections