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Sample Ballot Available Online

Lebanon, TN –Sample ballots for the March 5th  Republican and Democratic Presidential Preference Primary and  the Wilson County Republican and Democratic Primary are now posted on the Wilson County Election Commission’s website- www.WilsonTNVotes.gov

These primary elections are nominating elections. Voters participating in a Primary Election must choose to vote in one of the Party primaries. Tennessee has an open primary system and voters are not registered by political party. Tennessee has two recognized parties – the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. In order to vote in the primary, voters are required to choose which party primary they wish to vote in. Of course, voters may vote in only one party primary election.

The Republican Presidential Preference Primary has the Party’s presidential candidates and delegates for those candidates. Voters choosing to vote in the Republican Primary may vote for up to 14 delegates at large along with three delegates from the 5th or 6th Congressional District. The Democratic Presidential Preference Primary has the Party’s presidential candidates and voters choosing the Democratic ballot may vote for one. 

Both the Republican and Democratic Primary ballots will also include candidates ofr the Wilson County Party Primaries. Contests on these ballots include Wilson County Property Assessor, Wilson County School Board members from Zones 1, 3, 5 and 7, and one Lebanon Special School District Board member At-Large. All of these candidates filed their qualifying petitions on December 14th, 2023. The winners of each County Party Primary will go on to be on the Wilson County General Election ballot on August 6th, 2020.

WilsonTNVotes.gov provides easy access to the sample ballot along with information about registering to vote, voting and many other election related topics. Administrator of Elections, Tammy Smith said, “Our website contains a wealth of information in a format designed to be easily used by voters, candidates or anyone interested in elections in Wilson County. The site is kept current and relevant to make every visit worthwhile.”

Voters can avoid waiting in lines, inclement weather or any other situation that may keep them from casting a ballot by voting early.  Early Voting begins on February 14th and ends on February 27th. There are four convenient Early Voting sites throughout Wilson County open Monday through Saturday giving voters choices. Voters who miss Early Voting and want to cast their ballot on Election Day can choose from one of the 18 Election Day Vote Centers and vote at site most convenient to them that day.  

“Being familiar with the ballot and researching the candidates and referendums before going to vote is like preparing for a ballgame. When you’re prepared it’s a breeze. With four Early Voting sites, having the ballot available on the website and the choice on the most convenient Vote Center on Election Day we are offering the tools needed to make each voting experience the best it can be in Wilson County,” said Smith.

To learn more about elections, voting and how you can be involved with Wilson County elections contact the Wilson County Election Commission at 615-444-0216 or online at www.WilsonTNVotes.gov.

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