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Cocke County Election Commission

Josh Blanchard, Administrator of Elections

Online Voter Registration – Click Here to Register

Last day to register for the August election is July 3, 2018.

Last day to register for the November election is October 9, 2018.

Voter Registration by Paper Form – Click Here to Download

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.


State & Federal Primary; County General Election – August 2, 2018

DOWNLOAD AUGUST SAMPLE BALLOT

Voters may select one of the following when voting:

  • Republican State Primary and County General
  • Democratic State Primary and County General
  • County General Election ballot only (no party primary ballot)

Early Voting – July 13 – July 28, 2018

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

Early Voting Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 27, extended hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Early Voting Hours by Date:

  • Fri., July 13, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat., July 14, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Mon., July 16, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tues., July 17, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed., July 18, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thurs., July 19, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri., July 20, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat., July 21, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
  • Mon., July 23, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tues., July 24, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed., July 25, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thurs., July 26, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri., July 27, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sat., July 28, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

State & Federal Primary and County General

August 2, 2018 – 9:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m.

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

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

Polling Place Addresses – Click Here


Photo ID law

Click Here for more information.


Absentee By-Mail voting

The last day to request an Absentee By-Mail Ballot for the August election in July 26, 2018. Call our office at (423) 623-2042 or Click Here for an Absentee Ballot Request Form.

More details on Absentee By-Mail Voting, Click Here


Restoration of Voting Rights

Click Here for more 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.


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2018 Candidate Qualifying Dates
2018 Election Dates
May 2018 Primary 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 info:

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

Telephone: (423) 623-2042
Fax: (423) 625-8416
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET