The Lincoln County Election Commission encourages citizens that have not voted in several elections to verify their registration, if planning to vote in the November 3, 2020 Election.  The deadline to register is October 5, 2020.  A great tool to verify and/or to register is the Voter Registration Lookup link https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

The Fayetteville City Election will also be held on November 3, 2020 and the Fayetteville City Charter allows for property rights voting. This allows someone who resides outside the city limits of Fayetteville but owns city property that meets the guidelines can register on that property and vote in the Fayetteville City Election. This requires the person to bring a copy of the deed to the Election Office and complete a voter registration form for that property.  The deadline to register on city property is October 5, 2020

Early voting for the November 3, 2020 election will begin on October 14, 2020 and will end on October 29, 2020. Early Voting hours will be 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday and on Saturday October 17th. and October 24th. 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON.  Anyone can vote early a Federal or TN state photo I.D. is required.

Location for early voting:
208 Davidson St. E. Room 106, Fayetteville

Election Day (November 3, 2020) voting precinct hours are 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Verify and/or to register at the Voter Registration Lookup link https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

Candidate List for November 3, 2020:

The combined list below includes candidates from all district pertaining to Lincoln County/Fayetteville City/Ardmore City as well as Federal and State Offices.

All ballots will include the candidates running for the office of the President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives and Tennessee Senate.  Candidate(s) running for the 62nd. or 92nd. State House will only appear on the ballots within their State House District.  Only those living within the city limits of Ardmore or Fayetteville will have the candidates running for office in their city included on their ballot.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH T.C.A. § 2-5-204 (c) THE LINCOLN COUNTY ELECTIONCOMMISISON WILL MEET TO APPROVE NAMES OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION. HEAR APPEALS IF ANY, VERIFY PROVISIONAL AND ABSENTTE BOXES, AND CONDUCT ANY BUSINESS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION AT THAT TIME. THE DATE OF THE MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 AT 8:00 A.M. IN THE ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE.

LINCOLN COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
DAN LONG, CHMN.
JOAN MASSEY, SEC.
DALE THOMAS, MEMBER
EDDIE WILSON, MEMBER
KAREN AVILLA, MEMBER
ATTEST: SHELIA ALLEN, AOE

Register To Vote Online

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Online Voter Registration: You must have a Tennessee driver's license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID in order to submit this application online. If you do not have a Tennessee driver's license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID, you will be able to print the voter registration form and submit by mail.

TN Requirements to Vote
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must be a resident of Tennessee
  • You must be at least 18 years old on/or before the next election
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, your voting rights must have been restored

Absentee By-Mail Ballot for the Nov 3, 2020 Election

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Frequently Asked Questions
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1. Am I eligible to vote absentee by-mail?
You can vote absentee by-mail if you fall under one of the following categories:
o You are sixty (60) years of age or older.
o You will be outside the county where you are registered during the early voting period and all day on Election Day.
o You are hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to appear at your polling place to vote.  Voters who have an illness, physical disability or other underlying health condition that makes them especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and who, because of that condition, are unable to appear in the polling place on Election Day and instead wish to vote by-mail should check this box.  For a list of underlying health conditions that makes a person especially vulnerable see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html. A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
o You are the caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled.  Voters who are the caretaker of someone with an illness, physical disability or other underlying health condition that makes a person you care for especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and who wish to vote by-mail should check this box.  For a list of underlying health conditions that makes a person especially vulnerable see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.  A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
o You or your spouse are a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county where you are registered.
o You reside in a nursing home, assisted living facility or home for the aged outside your county of residence.
o You are a candidate for office in the election.
o You are observing a religious holiday that prevents you from voting in person during the early voting period and on Election Day.
o You serve as an Election Day official or as a member or employee of the election commission.
o You will be unable to vote in-person due to jury duty.
o You have a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place.
o You or your spouse possess a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and you will be working outside the state or county of registration during the open hours of early voting and Election Day and have no specific out-of-county or out-of-state address to which mail may be sent or received during such time.
You are a member of the military or are an overseas citizen.
o You are on the permanent absentee list (see question 4 below).
2. How can I request an absentee by-mail ballot?
You must submit a written request containing the information below to your local county election commission office by the seventh day before Election Day. You can use the absentee ballot request form to make sure all required information is provided.
You can submit your written request for an absentee ballot by mail, fax, or e-mail. If e-mailing your request, be sure the attached document contains the information below and your scanned signature.
1. Name of the registered voter
2. Address of the voter's residence
3. Voter's social security number
4. Voter's date of birth
5. Address to mail the ballot
6. The election in which the voter wishes to participate. If the election involves a primary, the political party in which the voter wishes to participate.
7. Reason the voter wishes to vote absentee. If applicable, a copy of the CDL containing the CDL number or the TWIC card must be included in the voter’s request.
8. Voter's signature
A request that contains this information will be processed and a ballot will be mailed to the voter.
NOTICE: A person who is not an employee of an election commission commits a Class E felony if such person gives an application for an absentee ballot to any person or commits a Class A misdemeanor if such person gives an unsolicited request for application for absentee ballot to any person. T.C.A. § 2-6-202(c)(3) and (4).
3. What if I do not provide all of the information required on the absentee by-mail ballot application?
The county election commission will return the application to you so you can make corrections and resubmit your application.
4. Do I qualify for the permanent absentee list?
You will receive an application for ballot for each election if your licensed physician signs a statement stating that, in their judgment, you are medically unable to vote in person. The statement must be filed not less than seven (7) days before the election and signed under the penalty of perjury.
5. When can I request my ballot?
You may request an absentee by-mail ballot no earlier than ninety (90) days before the election and no later than seven (7) days before the election. To be processed for the next election, the application must be received by the election commission no later than seven (7) days before the election.
The deadline for the November 3 election is Tuesday, October 27.
6. What if I do not receive or ruin my ballot and can no longer use it?
You should notify your county election commission.
7. What is the deadline to return my ballot so it can be counted?
You must mail your ballot in time for your county election commission to receive it no later than the close of polls on Election Day.
8. Can I hand deliver my ballot to the election office?
No. You must return your ballot by mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.).
9. Is any additional information required if I registered to vote by mail?
Unless you are on the permanent absentee voting register or enrolled in the Safe at Home program, you must appear in-person to vote in the first election after you have registered by mail. If you have already voted in-person since you registered, then no additional information will be required to vote by mail.
10. How can I receive an accessible absentee ballot?
If you have a print disability that prevents you from reading or marking a paper absentee by-mail ballot, you may submit a Print Disability Absentee Ballot Request form to request an accessible ballot by e-mail.
A print disability is one that interferes with the person’s ability to effectively read, write, or use print materials and includes blindness, low vision, and some physical disabilities such as paralysis. Low vision is the loss of sight that is not correctable with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
You must complete and submit parts one and two of this form to receive an accessible absentee ballot. Both parts should be submitted to your county election commission. You may submit the forms by mail, fax or e-mail. When e-mailing, you must attach the completed request forms to the e-mail.
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION


FIRST DAY TO ISSUE PETITION
 FOR FAYETTEVILLE CITY: JUNE 22, 2020
2-5-102(b) (5)

QUALIFYING DEADLINE: AUGUST 20, 2020; 12:00 NOON
2-5-101 (a)

WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE: AUGUST 27, 2020; 12:00 NOON
2-5-204 (b) (1)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2020
2-2-109 (a) (b)

EARLY VOTING: OCTOBER 14–OCTOBER 29, 2020

ABSENTEE/BY MAIL VOTING: AUGUST 5- OCTOBER 27
     REQUEST
2-6-202 (a)

ABSENTEE/BY MAIL VOTING:
     MILITARY/OVERSEAS DECEMBER 3, 2019
2-6-502(c)

APPOINTMENT OF BEFORE ANY MONEY
TREASURER: SPENT OR RECEIVED


1ST. QUARTER FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: DUE: APRIL 13, 2020
  • If this is your first report, it will begin with the date of the first contribution or first expenditure, whichever occurred earlier, and extend through March 31, 2020
2ND QUARTER FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: DUE: JULY 10, 2020
  • If this is your first report, it will begin with the date of the first contribution or first expenditure, whichever occurred earlier, and extend through June 30, 2020
3RD QUARTER FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: DUE: OCTOBER 13, 2020
  • If this is your first report, it will begin with the date of the first contribution or first expenditure, whichever occurred earlier, and extend through September 30, 2020
PRE-GENERAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: DUE: OCTOBER 27, 2020
  • Period covered: October 1, 2020 –  October 24, 2020
4TH QUARTER FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: DUE: JANUARY 25, 2021
  • This report is filed by candidates with open campaign accounts.
    Period covered: October 25, 2020 – January 15, 2021

Election Commission

Administrator of Elections: Shelia Allen
208 Davidson Street East, Room 106, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-6220 • FAX: (931) 433-9308
Email: election@lincolncountytn.gov
Hours: Monday - Friday • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Employees
Melissa Beddingfield
Beth Bryan

Machine Technicians
Bobby Driesner
Micky Lawson

Election Commission
Dan Long, Chairman
Joan Massey, Secretary
Karen Avilla, Member
Dale Thomas, Member
Eddie Wilson, Member


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