The Davidson County Election Commission (DCEC) is regulated by State of Tennessee law. The mission of the Davidson County Election Commission is to provide federal, state, and local election products to eligible citizens of Davidson County so they have equal access to the election process and can exercise their right to vote.
The election commission consists of 5 commissioners appointed by the state election commission who serve a 2-year term. The commissioners are charged with ensuring compliance of state election laws and operating within Metro’s purchasing and budgetary laws. The commission appoints the Administrator of Elections, who serves as the county’s Chief Election Administrator. The administrator is responsible for managing all election commission operations and personnel. The election commission also approves election plans, certifies election results and participates in professional and business organizations.
The administrator insures voter registration records and voting histories for each voter are maintained and provides information concerning voter registration, absentee voting, election results, and campaign financial disclosures. The administrator issues petitions to prospective candidates and the county election commission shall place the names of qualified candidates on the ballot. The administrator trains election day officials and early voting poll officials.
In addition, there are voting machine technicians who are responsible for storage of voting machines and perform maintenance on the machines year round. They prepare voting machines for all elections and work to obtain and keep suitable voting locations. These employees are also involved in helping conduct elections and providing election results.
The commission meets as necessary. We are located at 1417 Murfreesboro Pike.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Election Day Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.