Open Monday-Friday 8AM - 4PM
Voting Systems Vendor Show
March 29, 2022
The Morgan County Election Commission is considering a change in the election-voting system. In preparation and for public awareness the Election Commission has invited all manufacturers of voting systems that are approved for use in the State of Tennessee to show and discuss their products to everyone wishing to attend.
This show will take place at:
American Legion Post 149
202 S Kingston St
Wartburg, TN 37887
8:00am – 5:30pm
ADKINS/Unisyn Voting Solutions,
ES&S/Election Systems & Software,
MicroVote/MicroVote General Corporation
For August 4, 2022
State/Federal Republican & Democratic Primary Election
Morgan County General Election
Municipal Elections for Wartburg, Oakdale, and Oliver Springs
& Independent Candidates for the November General Election
To the voters of Morgan County, TN,notice is hereby given that State/Federal Republican and Democratic Primary Elections, State and Morgan County General Elections, and a Municipal Elections for the City of Wartburg and Towns of Oakdale and Oliver Springs. These elections will he held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, in all eligible voting precincts in Morgan County, TN.
The State/Federal Offices on the August 4, 2022
Republican & Democratic Primary/Partisan Ballots will be:
Governor- 4 year term
United States House of Representatives-3rd Congressional District- 2 year term
Tennessee House of Representatives-41st District- 2 year term
*State Executive Committee Man-12th Senatorial District- 4 year term
*State Executive Committee Woman-12th Senatorial District- 4 year term
*(One from each party, a Republican and Democratic will be elected in each August Partisan Election)
Offices on the Morgan County General Ballot:
All candidates listed below will run non-partisan)
9thJudicial District Offices
9th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge -8 year term
9th Judicial District Chancellor- 8 year term
9th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge- 8 year term
9th Judicial District Attorney General- 8 year term
9th Judicial District Public Defender- 8 year term
(The 9th Judicial District is comprised of Loudon, Meigs, Morgan and Roane Counties)
County Executive- 4 year term
County Commission Districts 1-6 filling 3 seats each District-At-Large, 4 year terms
Circuit Court Clerk- 4 year term
Trustee- 4 year term
Sheriff- 4 year term
County Clerk- 4 year term
Register of Deeds- 4 year term
Road Superintendent- 4 year term
School Board Members 1st, 3rd, 5th Districts-1 seat each district, 4 year terms
General Sessions Judge- 8 year term
Offices on the Wartburg Municipal Ballot
Mayor- 4 year term
Alderman- 4 year term
Alderman- 2 year unexpired term
Offices on the Town of Oakdale Municipal Ballot
Mayor- 4 year term
Alderman- 4 year term
Alderman- 4 year term
Offices on the Town of Oliver Springs Municipal Ballot
Judge/Recorder- 8 year term
Court Clerk/Finance Officer- 4 year term
· The first day to pick-up a petition for an election in this notice is February 7, 2022
· Qualifying deadline will be Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 12:00 NOON, for those running as a Republican, Democratic or Independent Candidates.
· 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 24, 2022.
· The Deadline for Road Superintendent Candidates to file Affidavits of Qualification with the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board is close of business March 24, 2022.
· The withdrawal deadline will be Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 12:00 NOON.
· Individuals desiring to run for Tennessee House of Representatives 41stDistrict must also file qualifying paperwork in all the 41stDistrict Counties before the qualifying deadline of April 7, 2022, at 12:00 Noon. Contact the respective Party’s Executive Committee for any additional requirements or deadlines regarding filing with them.
· Individuals desiring to run for Tennessee State Executive Committee Man or Woman, 12thSenatorial District, must also file qualifying paperwork in all the 12th Senatorial District Counties before the qualifying deadline April 7, 2022, at 12:00 Noon. Contact the respective Party’s Executive Committee for any additional requirements or deadlines regarding filing with them.
· Independent candidates for State/Federal offices listed above, to be filled in the November 8, 2022 General Election, must also file their qualifying petitions as stated above.
· The first day the armed forces, spouses, and overseas voters to request an absentee ballot for this election is January 1, 2022.
· The first day to request an absentee ballot other than armed forces and overseas voters for the August 4, 2022, Election is May 6, 2022
· The last day to request and process an absentee ballot request is July 28, 2022.
· The last day to register to vote for the August 4, 2022, Election will be July 5, 2022.
· Petitions may be picked up: Morgan County Election Commission
Morgan County Courthouse
415 N Kingston St, Room# 105, Wartburg, Tennessee 37887
Notice for Elderly Voters or Voters with Disabilities
Any elderly voter or voter with a disability whose polling place is inaccessible may vote early by absentee ballot or at the Election Commission Office on Election Day. If voters choose to vote at the Election Commission Office on Election Day, they must complete an affidavit at the Election Commission Office no later than Monday, July 25, 2022, (ten days prior to the election), stating that their designated voting location is not accessible. For more information, please contact the Morgan County Election Commission office.
Online Voter Registration
For more information on online voter registration or to update your current registration visit:www.govotetn.com
PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR VOTERS: If you are voting in person during Early Voting or on Election Day, a Federal or State of Tennessee Government issued photo ID is required for voting, unless an exception applies. College student ID's and out-of-state photo ID's will not be accepted. Forms of acceptable identification, even if expired, include a Tennessee driver license with your photo, United States passport, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security photo ID, Photo ID issued by the federal government, United States military ID including a Veteran Identification Card, and a Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo. To learn more about this law and its exceptions, please call the Morgan County Election Commission or visit the Tennessee Division of Elections website at: www.GoVoteTN.com
The Election Commission will be closed for the following holiday schedule:
President’s Day- February 21, 2022 Memorial Day-May 30, 2022
Good Friday- April 15, 2022 Independence Day-July 4, 2022
MORGAN COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
415 N Kingston St, Rm # 105,
P.O. Box 266
Wartburg, Tennessee 37887
Phone: (423)346-3190 Fax: (423)346-4350
Gary Massengill, Chairman
Mike Gunter, Secretary
Kathy Carroll, Member
John Pemberton, Member
Sarah Seavers, Member
Tim Sweat, Administrator of Elections
Morgan County Election Commission Launches Poll Official Recruitment Campaign
Morgan County, TN – Morgan County Administrator of Elections Tim Sweat announces a county-wide campaign to recruit poll officials for the upcoming Elections. Morgan County residents can apply to join the campaign, Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.
“Morgan County residents have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in democracy by becoming a poll official for the upcoming elections,” Mr. Sweat said. “This is an opportunity for anyone to serve both our county and our state and get paid for their efforts.”
Poll officials perform various tasks to help polling sites run smoothly, including greeting voters, answering questions, processing voters, explaining how to cast a ballot and counting votes. Any voter is eligible to apply, regardless of political affiliation.
Qualifications to be a poll official:
· Be a registered voter if 18 or older
· Be at least 16 years old
· Not be a candidate or close relative of a candidate
· Be able to read and write in the English language
The following government employees can also serve as poll officials:
· City, County or Municipal employees, unless working directly under the supervision of an elected official on the ballot
· State of Tennessee employees
· Federal employees – consult your Human Resources department to ensure eligibility
Poll officials are compensated for working during early voting and on Election Day, as well as for attending required training sessions.
For more information or to sign up to become a poll official, visit GoVoteTN.com.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, so feel free to visit during normal office hours.
415 North Kingston Street, Wartburg, Tennessee 37887, United States
08:00 am – 04:00 pm
For hours during early voting periods, check published notices.