Election Commission ensures fair, accurate elections


With accurate election information from the Washington County Election Commission and Tennessee’s #1 Election Integrity Ranking, Washington County voters can cast their ballots with confidence.

“While administering elections, our office follows Tennessee’s election laws which ensure that every eligible voter’s ballot is counted once and only once,” said Washington County Certified Administrator of Elections, Dana Jones. “Washington County voters can trust in our election process.”

Tennessee was recently found to have the most secure elections in the country by The Heritage Foundation. This ranking is a result of the laws protecting the integrity of the ballot box passed by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered by the Secretary of State and the Washington County Election Commission.

The Washington County election administrator, bipartisan county election commission, election staff, and a bipartisan team of local citizens serving as poll officials ensure the accurate tabulation of election results.

Before every election, the Washington County Election Commission publicly tests the voting machines. Washington County voting machines are not connected to the Internet. After the election, the Washington County Election Commission confirms the results of every race before the election is certified.

“My office works with the Washington County Election Commission to make it easy to register to vote, get accurate election information and cast a ballot without weakening election security,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “In Washington County, it’s easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

The Washington County Election Commission and the Secretary of State’s Division of Elections are the trusted sources for the election information voters need. For the latest election information from the Washington County Election Commission, visit the website or follow on Facebook at Washington County Election Commission.

For trusted election information from the Secretary of State, voters can download the GoVoteTN App and visit GoVoteTN.gov. With the GoVoteTN app, Washington County residents can access voter-specific early voting and Election Day information, including their polling location, dates, hours and sample ballots. The GoVoteTN app is free in the App Store or Google Play.

On GoVoteTN.gov, Washington County voters can access the website version of the GoVoteTN app and find information about upcoming elections, election integrity in Tennessee, voter ID, voting absentee by mail, serving as a poll official and more.Voters can also register to vote, update their registration or check their registration status on GoVoteTN.gov.

Early voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 19, and runs Monday to Saturday until Thursday, Nov. 3. The deadline to request an absentee by-mail ballot is Tuesday, Nov. 1.

For more information about election integrity in Tennessee and upcoming elections, visit GoVoteTN.gov or contact the Washington County Election Commission by mail at 100 East Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659 or by phone at 423.753.1688.


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