The next election in Hawkins County will be the August 4, 2016 Federal and State Republican and Democratic Primaries and the Hawkins County General. Offices on the Primary ballot will be U.S. House of Representatives – 1st Congressional District; TN House of Representatives – 9th Representative District; and TN Senate – 8th Senate District. Winners in each party’s primary and any independent candidates who qualify will face off on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.
Offices on the August 4 General ballot will be Circuit Court Judge, Part III, for the Third Judicial District (to fill an unexpired term); Assessor of Property, County Commission 6th District (to fill an unexpired term), Constable 7th District (to fill an unexpired term), and County School Board seats in Districts 1, 2, and 5.
ELECTION: AUGUST 4, 2016 Sample Ballot for the August 4, 2016 Election
EARLY VOTING DEADLINES
Early voting by personal appearance will be Friday, July 15, 2016, through Saturday, July 30, 2016. All voters are eligible to vote early by personal appearance unless an absentee ballot has been requested.
You may vote early either at the Election Commission early voting location, 1st floor of the original Courthouse, in Rogersville, or the Church Hill Satellite office located in the Clay Masonic Lodge, 111 Hamilton Street, Church Hill.
EARLY VOTING HOURS FOR CHURCH HILL CLAY LODGE
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm; the Saturdays of July 16, 23, and 30 from 8 am – 12 pm. The last weekday of early voting, Friday, July 29, polls will remain open until 8 pm.
EARLY VOTING HOURS FOR ROGERSVILLE COURTHOUSE:
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm; the Saturdays of July 16, 23, and 30 from 8 am – 12 pm. The last weekday of early voting, Friday, July 29, polls will remain open until 8 pm.
REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
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Voters 60 years or older may qualify to vote absentee based on age alone. Any voter who wishes to vote an absentee ballot by-mail may request an Application for Absentee Ballot, or make the request in writing by including:
1. their name (as registered)
2. social security number
3. date of birth
4. residence (911) address
5. mailing address (if different from residence address)
6. the election(s) in which they wish to vote
7. the reason they are requesting to vote an absentee ballot, and
8. the voter’s signature
E-mailed requests must contain the voter’s scanned signature. The written or e-mailed request must be received no later than Thursday, July 28, 2016. Written requests must be mailed to the Hawkins County Election Commission, 110 East Main Street, Room 301, Rogersville, TN 37857.
(Note – If you have registered by mail and have not presented a valid photo ID at the election office, you must vote in person the first election in which you vote after registering.)
DEADLINES TO REGISTER AND CHANGE ADDRESS
The registration deadline for the August 4 election is July 5! If you have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, download and complete a voter registration application to make your changes now. Otherwise, you will experience delays at the polls. Changes must be made in the system no later than five days before Election Day.
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS
Beginning May 6, 2016, and through July 28, 2016, requests for absentee ballots will be processed for the August 4, 2016 election. More information can be found below under “Frequent Questions”.
NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 ELECTION
May 20, 2016, is the first day that a nominating petition for the November 8, 2016 election can be issued. The qualifying deadline for the November election is noon, August 18. This will be the General election for President, U.S. Congressman District 1, TN Senate District 8, and TN House District 9. In addition, municipal elections will be held for Bean Station, Bulls Gap, Church Hill, Mount Carmel, Rogersville, and Surgoinsville.
Below are frequently-asked questions which have been answered here. You are encouraged to also check out the following link http://sos.tn.gov/elections/voter-information for other valuable information.
Q: Am I qualified to register to vote?
Q: How long must I be a resident to be eligible to register to vote?
Q: Where is your office located and what hours are you open?
Q: What is my District and Precinct, and where do I vote?
Q: What is the status of my registration?
Q: How do I get an absentee ballot?
The letter must include the following information:
Q: Why must I state a reason to get an absentee ballot?
Q: When can I request a ballot and when does the ballot request have to arrive at the Election Commission office?
Q: Do I have to declare a party?
Q: How do I get a replacement voter registration card?
Include the following information:
You may also request the replacement card in person at any of the normal registration centers. If requesting the replacement card in person, you must have a driver's license or other documentation with a verifiable address.
Q: I have recently moved. How do I update my address with the Hawkins County Election Commission?
Q: How may I apply to be an Election Day poll worker?
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Hawkins County Election Commission
The Hawkins County Election Commission is committed to upholding the election laws of the State of Tennessee and protecting the integrity of the election process.
The Hawkins County Election Commission conducts all city, county, state and federal elections for Hawkins County, following the election laws of the State of Tennessee.
The Election Commission oversees voter registration, candidate qualifications, petitions for offices, legal notices, early voting, and election day voting.
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