Registered voters in Smith County will have the opportunity to head to the polls for the first time this year on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. 

The ballot will include the Presidential Preference Primary, as well as three county referendums. Voters will have the chance to vote for or against two $25 wheel taxes and for or against an increase in the county’s sales tax rate.

The referendums will appear on the ballot as follows:

  • Wheel Tax Referendum # 1: For or Against the approval of 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 years. 
  • Wheel Tax Referendum # 2: For or Against the approval of 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 years. 

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: For or Against 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. 

You can download a PDF version of the 2020 Election Calendar here.

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.

The Gordonsville site will work just like the Turner Building for early voting purposes. 

Both early voting sites will be open to all Smith County voters, regardless of where in the county they live. 

See the flyer below for more information: 

Please note that the voter registration deadline to vote in the March election is less than a month away on February 3, 2020.

On that same day, any candidates who wish to run in the August 2020 election may pick up their petition. 

Please visit  https://www.smithcountyelection.com for more information.