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Davidson County Election Commission Overview

The Davidson County Election Commission is regulated by State of Tennessee law and funded by Metropolitan Nashville government. The Commission is responsible for providing free and fair federal, state, and local elections to every eligible citizen of Davidson County, so they have equal access to the election process and can exercise their right to vote.

The Commission consists of five (5) commissioners appointed by the State Election Commission who serve 2-year terms. Three (3) commissioners are members of the majority party of the Tennessee General Assembly and two (2) commissioners are members of the minority party. The commissioners are charged with ensuring compliance of state and local election laws and operating within Metropolitan Nashville government purchasing and budgetary laws. The Commission approves election plans, certifies all voting machines prior to each election, and certifies election results.

The Commission appoints the Administrator of Elections for Davidson County. The Administrator is responsible for managing all election commission operations and personnel. The Administrator ensures 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. He/she issues petitions to prospective candidates and trains Election Day and Early Voting Poll Officials.

The representatives of each political party on the Commission jointly appoint a voting machine technician who is a member of their political party. These two (2) voting machine technicians are responsible for the maintenance, storage, and care of all voting machines. They prepare the machines for all elections and work to identify and secure suitable voting locations. These employees are also involved in conducting elections and providing election results.

Meetings of The Davidson County Election Commission are open to the public. You may subscribe to notifications via email or text message.