It is election year in Tennessee once again. This year, elections will be held for both Tennessee state primary and Johnson County general elections on August 2, 2018. Winners in the state primary will move onto the general election on November 6th, 2018. The Town of Mountain City Municipal Election will also be held on November 6th, 2018.
This year’s seats on the ballot in the county general elections are Johnson County Mayor, Johnson County Trustee, Johnson County Sheriff, Johnson County Circuit Court Clerk, Johnson County Clerk, Johnson County Register of Deeds, Johnson County Road Superintendent and School Board Members for district one (the Laurel and Cold Springs region of the county) and district three (the Dry Run, Butler Doe and Shady Valley areas), as well as Johnson County Commissioners. Five positions for constable are also up for election. Elections for the Johnson County Tax Assessor will be held in 2020 and elections for judge will be held in 2022.
For those vying for positions in the Johnson County state primary and general elections, the first day to pick up petitions is January 5, 2018. In order to be on ballot, each potential candidate must receive a minimum of 25 signatures that will be verified. The qualifying deadline for county general election and the state primary is April 5, 2018 at 12:00 noon. The withdrawal deadline is April 12, 2018 at 12:00 noon.
The last day to register to vote in the State Primary and County General Election is July 3, 2018. The first day to receive a request for an absentee ballot is May 4, 2018 and the last day to receive a request for an absentee ballot is July 26, 2018. Early voting for the state primary and county general election is July 13th through July 28, 2018.
For those running in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the first day to pick up petitions is January 5, 2018. The qualifying deadline (for offices on the August ballot) is April 5, 2018 at 12:00 noon, and the withdrawal deadline (for office on the August ballot) is April 12, 2018 and 12:00 noon. The last day to register to vote in the November General Election is October 9, 2018. The first day to receive a request for an absentee ballot is August 8, 2018 and the last day to receive a request for an absentee ballot is October 30th, 2018. Early voting begins October 17 through November 1,2018.
Elections for the Town of Mountain City Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The first day to pick up petitions is May 18, 2018. The qualifying dealing for the Town of Mountain City Municipal Elections is August 16, 2018 at 12:00 noon. The last day to withdraw from the Town of Mountain City Municipal Elections is August 23, 2018 at 12:00 noon. The last day to register to vote in the Mountain City elections is October 9, 2018. The first day to receive a request for an absentee ballot is August 8 2018 and the last day to receive a request for an absentee ballot is October 30, 2018. Early voting begins October 17th through November 1, 2008.
Sample ballots will be available in The Tomahawk newspaper, as well as at the election office.