Cocke County Election Commission

Josh Blanchard, Administrator of Elections

November 8, 2022 General Election

List of candidates who met the relevant qualifying deadline for the November municipal elections. This list does not represent a sample ballot. Updated August 18, 2022

Key Dates for November 8, 2022 General Election

  • October 11, 2022- Voter Registration Deadline. Register in-person at the Cocke County Election Commission office at 360 E Main St, Room 130, Newport, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Online Voter Registration.
  • October 19, 2022- Early Voting Begins at 157 Western Plaza Dr, Newport, in the former Newport Fitness unit.
    Early Voting Dates and Times.
  • November 1, 2022- Last Day to Request an Absentee By-Mail Ballot.
    Absentee By-Mail Ballot Application.
  • November 3, 2022- Early Voting Ends.
  • November 8, 2022- Election Day Voters who vote on Election Day must vote at their assigned Election Day polling place.

2022 Cocke County Election Calendar – All Elections

Dates and Deadlines for All Elections in 2022.


Online Voter Registration


Online Voter Registration from GoVoteTN.gov.
Last day to register to vote for the November Election is October 11, 2022.


Voter Registration By-Mail

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.
Office closed all Federal Holidays. Last day to register to vote for the November Election is October 11, 2022.


Absentee By-Mail Voting

Absentee By-Mail Ballot Application for November 2022 Election

Please print, complete, and send the Absentee By-Mail request form to the Cocke County Election Commission. The election commission office must receive all Absentee By-Mail requests no later than November 1, 2022, for the November Election.

Unless you are on the permanent absentee voting register, enrolled in the Safe at Home program, or you have previously voted in the county of registration, you must appear in-person to vote in the first election after you have registered by-mail or online at GoVoteTN.gov.

Absentee Voting Information from the Tennessee Secretary of State


Photo ID Law


Restoration of Voting Rights in Tennessee

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. Visit the above website for more information or call the Cocke County Election office at (423) 623-2042.


County District Maps (County Commissioner Districts)

County Commissioner District 1
County Commissioner District 2
County Commissioner District 3
County Commissioner District 4
County Commissioner District 5
County Commissioner District 6
County Commissioner District 7


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Cocke County Election Results

August 2022 Election Results
May 2022 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)
  • 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