What Voters Need to Know

2016 Election Cycle Calendars

The Sumner County Election Commission meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday at 4:00 PM.  If the date falls on a recognized holiday, the meeting will be held on the following date at the same time.



March 1, 2016 Primary Candidate Petition Report

Petitions for County Primary now available 

Qualifying petitions to run for offices on the ballot for the Sumner County Primary Election to be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 will be available at the Sumner County Election Commission on Friday, September 11, 2015 beginning at 8 a.m. Offices on the ballot include Sumner County Assessor of Property, Register of Deeds and Sumner County General Sessions Judge Division III. Both local Republican and Democratic Parties have called for a primary.

For more information CLICK HERE

Register of Deeds petitions now available
Office added to March, August Elections

Petitions for Register of Deeds are now available in the Sumner County Election Commission office following the passing of longtime Register of Deeds Pam Whitaker.
The office will be included on the March 1, 2016 County Republican and Democratic Primaries and the August 4, 2016 County General Election.


Register to Vote

Voter Registration Guide

Check Your Voter Status

How to Read & Use Your Voter Registration Card

ID Voting Requirements / Photo ID

Find Your Polling Location

Update Voter Registration/Address Change / Name Change

Absentee Voting

Restore Voting Rights

Military / Overseas Voting 

Military/Overseas Form 76

Purging Voter Registration

Voting Machines

2016 Election Cycle Appointments of Political Treasurer


What is a Presidential Delegate and what do they do?

Every Presidential election, questions concerning delegates are always asked. What is a delegate and what is their role in the Presidential selection process? The Council on Foreign Relations has provided an explanation on that process. To read, CLICK HERE

Changes made to Voter Photo ID law:

The General Assembly amended Tennessee's voter photo identification law during its recently completed legislative session. Voters may no longer use photo IDs issued by other states as acceptable forms of identification when voting in person. For more information on these changes CLICK HERE.



Serve your community as a poll worker on Election Day

Interested in serving your community as a Poll Worker? For information call (615) 452-1456 or email to annettehaw@sumnertn.org.


Sumner County Election Commission

M. Allen Ehmling, Chairman
615-390-0022; allenehmling@bellsouth.net
Republican Appoiintment

Beverly R. Staten, Secretary
615-822-7840; statenrice1@att.net
Democratic Appointment

Barbara W. Brake, Member
615-826-1707; bbrake@sumnertn.org
Republican Appointment

Kaye C. Kemnitz, Member
615-452-7630; kkemnitz@sumnertn.org
Democratic Appointment

Patricia L. Polston, Member
615-824-2025; ppolston@sumnertn.org
Republican Appointment

Lori D. Atchley
Administrator of Elections
615-452-1456; latchley@sumnertn.org