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Things To Know About the August 2, 2018 Election


Wait…I just voted!! There’s another election?! When? Why?!

You take pride in staying abreast of local issues. You study candidate platforms, attend community meetings and always cast your ballot early before every election. You’re an involved citizen, but after all the back-to-back elections, even YOU are confused. We understand, so here’s information we hope will clear up your questions:

When is the next county-wide election?

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Why is it being held?

  • It’s a State Primary Election, when we narrow the field of Democratic and Republican candidates running for:
  • Governor
  • U.S. House of Representatives – District 5
  • U.S. Senate
  • Tennessee House of Representatives – Districts 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60
  • Tennessee Senate – Districts 19 and 21
  • State Executive Committeemen and Committeewomen – Districts 18-21
  • It’s also a County General Election, when we’ll elect:
  • School Board Representatives – Districts 2, 4, 6, 8
  • Vice Mayor – to fulfill David Briley’s unexpired term, since he was elected Mayor on May 24th
  • And remember all the offices on your May 1 ballot? That was a County Primary, when we narrowed the field of candidates running for 12 county positions. So the nominees from that election will appear on your ballot for the following offices:
    • Chancellor, Chancery Court -  Part 2
    • Criminal Court Judge – Division 2
    • Public Defender
    • County Trustee
    • General Sessions Judge – Division 3
    • General Sessions Judge – Division 10
    • Sheriff
    • Circuit Court Clerk
    • Criminal Court Clerk
    • Juvenile Court Clerk
    • County Clerk
    • Register of Deeds
  • If you live in the City of Oak Hill, your ballot will also list candidates for:
  • City Commissioner

I moved to a different address within Davidson County. How do I update my information?

  • The easiest way to change your address is to visit
  • You can also complete the process during Early Voting or on Election Day at your NEW polling location and then vote. (It takes a little more time on Election Day.)

Will there be Early Voting?

  • Early Voting will begin at the Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Avenue S, on Friday, July 13, 2018.
  • On Thursday, July 19, 2018, 10 more locations will open across Davidson County.
  • Early Voting will end on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
  • A detailed schedule may be found at

What do I bring to vote?

Photo ID issued by the Federal or Tennessee state government. (i.e. TN Driver License)

Is there another scheduled county-wide election after the one on August 2?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – State and Federal General Election

We hope this information cleared up any confusion you were experiencing. If not, visit or call the Davidson County Election Commission at 615-862-8800.