Cocke County Election Commission

Josh Blanchard, Administrator of Elections

Online Voter Registration


Click Here for Online Voter Registration from the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Voter Registration By-Mail

Click Here to download a printable Tennessee Voter Registration Application.
Mail the completed form to:
Cocke County Election Commission
Courthouse Annex
360 E Main St, Room 130
Newport, TN 37821

In-Person Voter Registration At Election Office

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at address above.
Mask required in Courthouse Annex. Closed all Federal Holidays.

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.

Voter registration deadline is thirty (30) days before each election.
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.


2022 Cocke County Election Calendar

Click Here for the current 2022 Cocke County Election Calendar. The election calendar will be updated throughout 2021; check later for the latest information.

Click Here for Candidate Nominating Petition Information. Petition information will be finalized in the summer of 2021; check later for the latest information.


Absentee By-Mail Information

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


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

November 2020 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