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Cocke County Election Commission

Josh Blanchard, Administrator of Elections

There will not be an election in Cocke County on November 5, 2019.
The next scheduled election is March 3, 2020 (scroll down for information).

Register to Vote in Cocke County

Online Voter Registration
Click Here to Register to Vote or Update Your Current Address

In Tennessee, voter registration does not automatically transfer from county to county or from state to state.  The individual must complete a new voter registration application when he or she moves to a new county.

An application for a new voter registration must be submitted at least thirty (30) days before the next election.

Voter Registration by Paper Form

Click Here to Download the Tennessee Mail-In Application for Voter Registration.

Residents may also register to vote or update their current address in-person at the Cocke County Election Commission office, 360 E. Main St., Room 130, Newport, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Am I Registered to Vote?

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


2020 Cocke County Elections

March 3, 2020 – Presidential Preference Primary, County Primary (Assessor of Property)

Candidate Petitions Issued/Returned (jpg file)

  • Election Day Voting Hours:
    9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Mar. 3, 2020
  • Early Voting Period:
    Feb. 12 – Feb. 25, 2020
  • Early Voting Hours:
    Feb. 12, 13, 14: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
    Feb. 15: 8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon;
    Feb. 18, 19, 20, 21: 8:30 a.m – 5 p.m.;
    Feb. 22: 8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon;
    Feb. 24, 25: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Absentee Ballot Request Period:
    Dec. 4, 2019 – Feb. 25, 2020
  • Voter Registration Deadline:
    Feb. 3, 2020
  • Candidate Qualifying Period for Assessor of Property: Oct. 15 – Dec. 12, 2019 at 12 Noon in the Cocke County Election Commission office
  • Candidate Qualifying Period for Delegate Candidates for Republican National Convention: Sept. 13 – Dec. 12, 2019 at 12 Noon in the office of the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections

August 6, 2020 – Federal and State Primary, County General

November 3, 2020 – Presidential Election, Federal and State General, Newport School Board

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


Early Voting Location

Cocke County Election Commission Office
Courthouse Annex
360 E. Main Street, Room 130
Newport, TN 37821

Election Day Voting

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


Photo ID Law

Click Here for information on Photo ID requirements.


Absentee By-Mail Voting

The form to request a Cocke County Absentee By-Mail Ballot will be available on this website beginning December 4.
Click Here for information on Absentee By-Mail Voting.


Restoration of Voting Rights

Click Here for 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

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 Williams, 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