Cocke County Election Commission

Josh Blanchard, Administrator of Elections

There is no election in Cocke County on November 2, 2021. The next scheduled election is in 2022.


2022 Cocke County Election Calendar

Candidate Qualifying Time Periods and More Dates

Potential candidates should file an Appointment of Political Treasurer form before receiving or expending funds for an election. Call or visit the election commission office for more information.
Tennessee Registry of Election Finance Website


Online Voter Registration


Online Voter Registration from GoVoteTN.gov.


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.


Am I Registered to Vote? Check Here

You may also call the election office at (423) 623-2042 to find out if you are registered.
Districts and voting locations may change during 2021-2022 Redistricting.

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.


Absentee By-Mail Ballot Information

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.


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)


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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