Morgan County                                         Election Commission
PO Box 266
415 N Kingston St.
Wartburg, TN 37887                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

2018 ELECTION NOTICE

On August 2, 2018, in all precincts of Morgan County, TN there will be a Federal and State Primary, State and County General Election, and in respective precincts- Municipal Elections for the City of Wartburg and the Towns of Oakdale and Oliver Springs. 

August Primary Elections: US Senator, US Representative-3rd Congressional District, Governor, TN Representative-41st District.

August General Elections:  Republican and Democrat Executive Committeeman and Committeewoman- 12th District. County Offices; County Executive, County Commission Districts 1-6 filling 3 seats each At-Large,Circuit Court Clerk, Trustee, Sheriff, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Road Superintendent, School Board Members 1st, 3rd, 5th Districts-1 seat each. Municipal Offices; City of Wartburg in the Wartburg Precinct 3-1: Mayor, Alderman-1 seat At-Large. Town of Oakdale in Oakdale Precinct 2-2: Mayor, Alderman-2 seats At-Large. Town of Oliver Springs in Coalfield Precinct 1-1: City Finance Director/Court Clerk.

For all August Elections (and Independent Candidates for November General Elections which offices have an August Primary Election), Candidate Petitions are available beginning January 5, 2018 and will continue through the qualifying deadline at 12:00 NOON, Thursday, April 5, 2018. The Deadline for Sheriff Candidates to file documents and Affidavit for Election to the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission is close of business March 22, 2018. The Deadline for Road Superintendent Candidates to file Affidavits of Qualification with the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board is close of business March 22, 2018.

On November 6, 2018, in all precincts of Morgan County, TN there will be a Federal and State General Election, and Municipal Elections for the City of Sunbright and Town of Oliver Springs.

November General Elections:  US Senator, US Representative-3rd Congressional District, Governor, TN Representative-41st District. Municipal Offices; City of Sunbright in Sunbright Precinct 5-1: Alderman-1 seat At-Large. Town of Oliver Springs in Coalfield Precinct 1-1: Mayor, Alderman- Ward 1 -1 seat, Alderman- Ward 2 -1 seat Alderman- Ward 4 -1 seat.

For all November Municipal Elections Candidate Petitions will be available beginning Friday May 18, 2018 and will continue through the qualifying deadline at 12:00 NOON, Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Military and Overseas Voters (UOCAVA) are required to file a new request for ballot by mail or email in each calendar year of the election.  This may be done with a Federal Post Card Application (Form 76) and can be submitted anytime after January 1st of the election year.  This annual one-time application is then good for all elections in that calendar year.  Local family members are encouraged to remind those persons living or serving out of state or country to submit their new requests to the Election Commission office.

Elderly voters and voters with disabilities assigned to vote in precincts where the polling place is inaccessible may vote early at the Election Commission Office during the early voting dates or by an absentee ballot by mail, or may vote at the Election Commission Office on Election Day. Any elderly voter or voter with a disability desiring to vote for their first time at the Election Commission Office on Election Day must notify the Election Commission Office in writing by July 23, 2018 for the August 2, 2018 Elections, or by October 27, 2018 for the November 6, 2018 Elections.  The last day to register to vote in the August 2, 2018 elections will be July 3, 2018. The last day to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 elections will be October 9, 2018.

List Maintenance: The Morgan County Election Commission is required by law every 2 years to perform "List Maintenance" on voter roles and to purge registrations classified "Inactive" for various reasons meeting certain criteria. This List Maintenance was last performed in 2017. If you have received a notice or believe that your registration may be "Inactive" and subject to purge, or simply want to check the status of your registration, please contact the Morgan County Election Office immediately as you may need to register prior to the deadline for registering in the next election.

For additional information contact: Morgan County Election Commission,  PO Box 266 (Location) 415 N Kingston St, Room 105, Wartburg, TN 37887  Telephone (423) 346-3190  FAX (423)346-4350 EMAIL:  Election@Highland.net   WEBSITE:  MorganElections.com  OFFICE HOURS:  MON-FRI 8:00am-4:00pm (Excluding Holidays) Alan Bradshaw-Chairman, Ronnie Trout-Secretary, Howard Human-Comm., Billy Kries, Comm., Mike Gunter, Comm.. Tim Sweat, Administrator

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