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Busy election year awaits
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The Warren County Election Office will be bustling with activity next year as all county offices and seats, with the exception of Property Assessor, will be up for grabs.  

Eleven offices will be on the ballot, along with all Warren County Commission seats, School Board seats for Districts 1, 3, and 5, all constables, and three seats for alderman in the city of McMinnville.  

In addition to these, the mayor of Morrison along with two Morrison alderman seats, will be on the ballot for that town.

Some candidates have already announced their intentions to run for office as evident by T-shirts and signs on display at last week’s fair. However, no one has officially qualified for any race because qualifying papers won’t be available for about three more months. 

For anyone interested in entering these races as a potential candidate, the first day to pick up qualifying papers is Dec. 20, 2021 and the last day to qualify is Feb. 17, 2022 at 12 p.m. noon.

Susie Davenport, administrator of elections, says the heavy election year will be supported with current staff, but that poll workers will be hired as the election draws near. Davenport also added, “People need to get out and register to vote. If you don’t like how it is, your vote is your voice. The one place where you have a say is at the poll.”

The primary election for county offices is May 3, 2022. The general election for county offices is Aug. 4, 2022.

To make 2022 an even busier election year, state and federal offices will be determined in the general election on Nov. 8, 2022. Tennessee governor will top that ballot, along with offices for Tennessee House and United States House.

For any questions in becoming a contender in any of these races, voter registration, or possibly working at the polls, call the Warren County Election Office at 473-5834.