Cocke County Election Commission

Josh Blanchard, Administrator of Elections

NOTICE: Voter Registration Deadline is October 5, 2020

Register to Vote In-Person at the Election Commission Office in the Courthouse Annex, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Online Voter Registration – Register to Vote or Update Your Current Address Online

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Voter Registration By-Mail

Click Here to Download the Tennessee Mail-In Application for Voter Registration.
Postmark the Mail-in Registration Form by October 5, 2020.

Am I Registered to Vote?

Click Here to check registration status, voting location and districts. You may also call our office at (423) 623-2042.

In Tennessee, voter registration does not automatically transfer from county to county.  The individual should complete a new voter registration application by the deadline (30 days before an election) when he or she moves to a new county.



Absentee By-Mail Details from the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office.

Request an Absentee By-Mail Ballot for the November 3, 2020 Election

Form is due in the Cocke County election office by October 27, 2020.
Consider submitting the Ballot Request Form sooner rather than later.


November 3, 2020 General Election

SAMPLE BALLOT – Click Here

EARLY VOTING RELOCATED
for the remainder of 2020.

Early Voting Site:
Western Plaza Shopping Center
137 Western Plaza Way, Newport, TN 37821.
This is near Tractor Supply Co and Food City West.

Early Voting Dates: October 14 – October 29, 2020.

Early Voting Hours:

Wed., October 14: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thurs., October 15: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri., October 16: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat., October 17: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon

Mon, October 19: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues., October 20: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wed., October 21: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thurs., October 22: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri., October 23: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat., October 24: 9 a.m. – 12 Noon

Mon, October 26: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tues., October 27: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed., October 28: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thurs., October 29: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Election Day Voting, November 3, 2020
Voting Hours 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Voters must vote at their assigned Polling Place on Election Day.

To verify, use the TN Online Voter Lookup site – Click Here, or you may refer to your Voter Registration Card / Letter or call our office at (423) 623-2042.

Polling Place Addresses – Click Here

Complete 2020 Election Calendar (schedule, type of election, list of offices)


Absentee By-Mail Voting

Absentee By-Mail Ballot – Request Form for November election
Form is due in the Cocke County election office by October 27, 2020. Consider submitting the form sooner rather than later.

Click Here for more information on Absentee By-Mail Voting from the Tennessee Secretary of State.


Photo ID Law

Click Here for information on Photo ID requirements.


Restoration of Voting Rights

Click Here for restoration information or call the Cocke County Election office at (423) 623-2042.

Voting Rights Restoration paperwork should be completed as soon as possible so, if approved, the individual could have time to register to vote by the deadline.


County District Maps (County Commissioner Districts)


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Cocke County Election Results

August 2020 Election Results
March 2020 Election Results
November 2018 Election Results
August 2018 Election Results
May 2018 Election Results

The Cocke County Election Commission office:

  1. Manages all voter registration in Cocke County and all voter list maintenance;
  2. Plans and implements all elections in Cocke County; federal, state, county, and municipal;
  3. Provides election information to residents and prospective voters;
  4. Maintains candidate and referendum records, including nominating petitions and local campaign finance reports;
  5. Complies with all state law and promulgated rules regarding Elections in the State of Tennessee and monitors new legislation and updates for any changes to the law or rules.

Josh Blanchard, Certified Administrator of Elections

The Cocke County Administrator of Elections is the chief administrative officer of the Cocke County Election Commission.


  • Vaughn Moore, Chair (appointed 2015, chairperson since 2016)
  • Vickie Moore, Secretary (appointed 2015, secretary since 2015)
  • Charlotte T. Leibrock, Member (appointed 2013)
  • Stephen V. Stokely, Member (appointed 2003)
  • Betty H. Whitson, Member (appointed 2016)
  • Josh Blanchard, Administrator of Elections (appointed 2015)

The Cocke County Election Commission gathers for regular and special meetings throughout the year at the discretion of its chairperson and members. The dates, times, and purposes for all meetings will be posted in the Election Commission office for public review and published in local media.

Cocke County Election Commission office Dawn Williams, Teri Spinks, Josh Blanchard

Cocke County Election Commission office:

Dawn Mousseau, Teri Spinks, Josh Blanchard

Important Information

Contact Information:

360 E. Main Street
Courthouse Annex, Room 130
Newport, TN 37821

Telephone: (423) 623-2042
Fax: (423) 625-8416
Email: vote@cockecountytn.gov
Regular Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET