Welcome to the Jefferson County Election Commission’s Office.  The County Election Commission has the statutory responsibilities of registering voters and conducting elections. The Administrator of Elections is appointed by the County Election Commission.  The current Administrator of Elections is Charles R. Gibson.  Charles took the office of the Administrator of Elections on May 18, 2009.

If you are a registered voter and do not wish to vote in-person due to the COVID-19 situation, you are eligible to request an absentee ballot by mail. You also have the option to vote in-person during early voting or on Election Day.
Click the button below for more information.

Please note: First day to accept a request August 5, 2020, and last day to accept a request is October 27, 2020. For more information on absentee voting, please visit the absentee voting page.

Recording of the Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Jefferson County Election Commission meeting.
Updated Election Commission Staff Photo including Election Commissioner and his team

Election Office Staff

From l to r: Tim Collins, (Deputy); Sue Hodges (Deputy); Teresa Crooke (Deputy); Charles Gibson (Administrator)

Jefferson County Election Commission Photo

From l to r: Betty Watkins (Dem. Secretary); A.C. Carr (Dem. Member); Phyllis McCracken (Rep. Chairperson); Paula Rugel Gibson (Rep. Member); John (Jack) Kramer (Rep. Member)

Election Commission

The Jefferson County Election Commission is composed of members who are appointed by the State Election Commission. Contact information for the current commission may be found on page 6 of the current elected officials list.

The easiest way for Tennessee voters to find their Election Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots, see their elected officials, districts and county election commission information as well as access online election results is through the GoVoteTN app. Voters can download the free app in the App Store or Google Play to view voter specific information. State law allows voters to use the GoVoteTN app inside polling locations.

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