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Our Rich Heritage and History Today Hawkins County has a population of over fifty thousand. Church Hill is the largest city, followed by Rogersville, Mount Carmel, Surgoinsville, and Bulls Gap.

The Hawkins County school system supports
twelve elementary schools, three middle schools,
three high schools, and an enrichment center.
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Enjoy an Outing in Our Parks Laurel Run Park, set stunningly along the placid Holston River, is operated by Hawkins County as a municipal park.

This beautiful park includes river-access, a mountain creek, playground equipment, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, and more.

The park is open year round. Picnic shelters are available for reservation.   Learn More >>
A Good Mix of Industry and Agriculture Hawkins County is a great place for industry and farming. The education of our workforce is as fertile as our rolling farmlands.
Discover Hawkins Counties fine area public schools, colleges & universities, and major institutions.

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Do You Have An Emergency Plan? Your family's safety depends on preparing for the unexpected.

Check out our Emergency Management Agency Preparedness section to help develop your plan.

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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. 


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.  


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”.


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.

Frequent Questions:

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?
You must be a U.S. citizen, eighteen (18) years of age on or before election day and a resident of the county. You must show proof of identity such as a drivers license, and supply date of birth and Social Security number. You cannot have a felony conviction, or you must show proof of having your rights restored by a court of law.

Q: How long must I be a resident to be eligible to register to vote?
You are eligible to register to vote as soon as you establish a residence in the county.

Q: Where is your office located and what hours are you open?
Hawkins County Election Commission
110 E. Main Street, Suite 301 (2nd floor)
Rogersville, TN 37857
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., Monday - Friday

Q: What is my District and Precinct, and where do I vote?
This information will be found on your Voter I.D. card (PR-3). If you have misplaced your card, call (423) 272-8061 and provide your address. The district and voting location will then be given to you.

Q: What is the status of my registration?
A: Call (423) 272-8061, or go to the following website to find the status of your voter registration. Click Here

Q: How do I get an absentee ballot?
Mail, fax, or email a letter (E-mails and faxes must contain the voter’s scanned signature.)
110 E. Main Street, Suite 301
Rogersville, TN 37857

The letter must include the following information:

  • Voter's name as it appears on the registration
  • Voter's address as it appears on the registration
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Election voter wants to vote in
  • Reason voter is requesting an absentee ballot.  Anyone age 60 or over may request an absentee ballot based on age alone.
  • Address where ballot is to be mailed
  • Voter's signature.  (E-mails and faxes must contain the voter’s scanned signature.)

Q: Why must I state a reason to get an absentee ballot?
It is State Law that a reason be provided in a request for an absentee ballot.

Q: When can I request a ballot and when does the ballot request have to arrive at the Election Commission office?
Written requests will be accepted no earlier than 90 days prior to an election and no less than 7 days before the election.

Q: Do I have to declare a party?
It is only necessary to declare a political party when you vote in a Republican/Democratic primary.

Q: How do I get a replacement voter registration card?
You can request a replacement card in writing. Send your request to:
110 E. Main Street, Suite 301
Rogersville, TN 37857

Include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Signature

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?
In order to update your address, please complete and follow the instructions on the Mail-In Application for Voter Registration Form which is downloadable from this site.

Q: How may I apply to be an Election Day poll worker?
A:  You must be a registered voter and a resident of Hawkins County.  You may notify our office by mail or drop off a note to let us know you are interested.  Specify whether you are affiliated with the Republican or Democratic party, provide your current address, and a telephone number.  The Republican Election Commissioners will pick their workers, and the Democratic Election Commissioners will pick theirs.  Attendance at an election school is required, and you will sign an oath to uphold the Constitution and laws of the State of Tennessee and the United States and impartially discharge the duties of the office.

Q:  Do I have to be 18-years old to work as a poll worker?
A:  No, but you do have to be at least 17 years of age.  Of course, you will not have established a voting history showing a party affiliation.  Please advise for which party you would like to work.  We strongly encourage our young people to be involved!

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Please print out form, complete in ink, and mail to:

Hawkins County Election Commission
110 East Main Street, Room 301
Rogersville, TN 37857

Qualifications for elected office

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.

Election Commission:


Office Hours:


Nancy Heck, Chairman
Teresa Greer, Secretary
Ralph Trent, Member
Judy Woods Trent, Member
Joyce Simon, Member

Vickie Wallen Turner, Deputy
Crystal Rogers, Deputy

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Hawkins County Election Commission
110 E. Main Street - Suite 301
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone: 423-272-8061
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See Local Government calendar for important dates and holiday closings.

Hawkins County is Located in the:
1st Congressional District 9th State House of Representative District 8th State Senatorial District 3rd Judicial District