2018 is a year of elections known as mid-term elections. While it is not a presidential election year, it is a critical year with many pivotal local, state, and federal positions on the ballot. Please visit the Knox County Election Commission’s List of Offices on the Ballot to see an extensive list of all the positions on the ballot for Knox County.
Tennessee has a United States Senator position and all nine (9) United States House of Representatives seats on the ballot. Tennessee also has the Governorship, seventeen (17) positions in the State Senate, and all ninety-nine (99) positions in the State House of Representatives on the ballot. The local elections within Knox County include the County Mayor, four (4) County Commission positions, the County Trustee, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, Criminal Court Clerk, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, and five (5) Board of Education positions. The Town of Farragut also has its Mayor and two Alderman positions on the ballot.
The number of candidates on the ballot may seem overwhelming, but now, more than ever, it is important to let our voices be heard and vote on Election Day!
In the November 2017 City Council election, the City of Knoxville saw 13% of its active voters go to the polls to cast their votes. While this number is lower than what we'd like to see, it is still higher than the roughly 6% voter turnout that Knoxville has seen in recent similar City Council elections. We want to see even more voters go to the polls in 2018 and let their voices be heard. We've seen Democratic wins in Virginia and Alabama, now it's time for Tennessee!
Visit our List of 2018 Candidates for Knox County and find a campaign that speaks to you and become a volunteer!