Early Voting for the March 3, 2020, Primary Election will begin this week, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

This election season, voters will be able to vote early at two locations: The Smith County Election Office and the Gordonsville Municipal Building.

Early voting at the Smith County Election office will be open from February 12 through February 25, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Voters may vote early at the Gordonsville Municipal Building from February 21 thru February 25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Monday and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Late-night early voting will be available at both locations on February 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please note that all voting locations will be closed February 17, 2020, for President’s Day. 

If you are registered to vote in Smith County, you may choose to vote early for all eligible offices on the ballot at either location regardless of where you live in the county. Please note the dates and times the locations are open. 

If you choose to vote on Election Day, you must go to the precinct located in the district where you live. 

Election Day is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

As this is a Primary Election, voters will choose to vote in the Republican or Democratic Primary. 

On the Republican ballot, voters will select their preference for one Presidential candidate, one candidate for Circuit Court Judge (15th District), one candidate for Public Defender, 14 delegates-at-large, and three delegates for the 6th Congressional District.

On the Democratic ballot, voters will select their preference for one Presidential candidate.

At the local level, voters will have the chance to vote for or against two $25 county wheel taxes and for or against an increase in the county’s sales tax rate. These referendums will appear on both the Republican and Democratic ballots.

The referendums will appear on the ballot as follows:

  • Wheel Tax Referendum # 1: Shall Resolution No.: 10-2019-05 adopted by the Smith County Board of Commissioners on September 9, 2019, and October 14, 2019, supporting a twenty-five ($25.00) dollar Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax pursuant to TCA § 5-8-102 to financially support the Smith County Highway Capital Projects for ten (10) years be approved?
  • Wheel Tax Referendum # 2: Shall Resolution No.: 10-2019-04 adopted by the Smith County Board of Commissioners on September 9, 2019 and October 14, 2019 supporting a twenty-five ($25.00) dollar Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax pursuant to TCA § 5-8-102 to financially support the Smith County General Fund for three (3) years be approved?

County Wide Referendum except the residents of the Towns of Carthage and Gordonsville will be exempted from the sales and use tax referendum because the local option sales tax rate in these cities is already at the maximum percentage of 2.75%. 

  • Sales Tax Referendum: Shall the resolution passed pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 67-6-701, et seq., by Smith County, published in a newspaper of general circulation, increasing the Local Sales and Use Tax Rate from two percent (2%) to two and three-fourths percent (2.75%), except as limited or modified by statute, become operative?

View a Sample Ballot here: https://www.smithcountyelection.com/pdf_files/sample_ballot.pdf. 

For further information about the upcoming election, visit https://www.smithcountyelection.com.