Details for NOTICE OF ELECTION

NOTICE OF ELECTION
MARCH 1, 2016
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
MONROE COUNTY REPUBLICAN & DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES FOR THE AUGUST GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given pursuant to TCA 2-12-111(a) that a Presidential Preference Primary Election will be held on Tuesday March 1, 2016 for
the purpose of declaring preference for candidates for the office of President of the United States and for selecting delegate candidates to attend
the national convention if the party chooses popular vote method.
A Republican and Democratic Primary has been called by both Political Party Executive Committees. The election will be held on Tuesday,
March 1, 2016, in conjunction with the Presidential Preference Primary Election in all voting precincts in Monroe County, TN. Independent candidates for county offices listed below to be filled in the August General Election must file their qualifying petitions as stated below.
Federal Election for:
Presidential Candidates and Delegates at Large and Second Congressional (committed and uncommitted)
The first day a nominating petition for non-nationally recognized presidential party candidates for the Presidential Preference Primary may be issued is Tuesday, September 2, 2015. Qualifying deadline will be Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon to qualify for the March Presidential Preference Primary Election, Political party candidates nominated by petition must file with the State Election Commission on this day, no
later than 12:00 NOON prevailing time.
The first day a nominating petition for delegate-candidates for the Presidential Preference Primary may be issued is Friday, September 11, 2015.
Qualifying deadline will be Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 12:00 NOON to qualify for the March Presidential Preference Primary Election,
delegate candidates must file their nominating petitions with the State Election Commission on this day, no later than 12:00 NOON prevailing
time.
The withdrawal deadline for delegate candidates, will be Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 12:00 NOON.
County Republican&Democratic Primary and Independent candidates for:
Sheriff (2) year term ending August 31, 2018, Assessor of Property and all offices for which a candidate has time to qualify for the March 1,
2016 Primary Election. This does not apply to School Board Candidates.
The first day a nominating petition for County Primary and Independent Candidates may be issued is Friday, September 11, 2015.
Qualifying deadline will be Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 12:00 NOON for those running as a Republican, Democratic or Independent
Candidate.
The withdrawal deadline will be Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 12:00 NOON.
Individuals desiring to run for the Office of Sheriff must submit the required paperwork with the Peace Officers Standard and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.) no later than NOVEMBER 30, 2015, pursuant to T.C.A. 8-8-102(b) or their name will not appear on the ballot.
First day to receive requests for by-mail ballots Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Deadline for receiving an application for a by-mail ballot Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
The last day to register to vote in person or by mail postmark for the March 1,2016 Primary Election will be Monday, February 1, 2016. TCA
2-2109
Public Notice for Elderly Voters or Voters with Disabilities
Any elderly voter or voter with a disability whose polling place is inaccessible may vote early by absentee ballot or at the Election Commission
Office on Election Day. TCA 2-3-109 (e) (1). If the voter chooses to vote at the Election Commission on Election Day, they must complete an
affidavit at the Election Commission Office no later than Saturday, February 20, 2015 stating that their designated voting location is not accessible. For more information please contact: Monroe County Election Commission Office 423-442-2461.
NEW PHOTO ID REQUIRMENTS FOR ALL VOTERS.
Beginning January 1, 2012 all voters must present a Photo ID. The ID must be issued by the Federal or State of Tennessee Government and contain the voter’s name and photograph. For more information regarding exemptions, acceptable and nonacceptable proof of photo ID contact our
office. You may also visit the Tennessee Division of Elections web site as listed: http://www.tnb.gov/sos/election/index.htm

Office location: Monroe County Election Commission

401 Main St., Madisonville, Tn. 37354

Phone: 423-442-2461

Fax: 423-442-9432

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Email: james.brown@monroetn.com

Website: www.monroecountyelectioncommission.com
The Election Commission will be closed for the for the following holiday schedule:
Veterans Day: November 11, 2015 - Thanksgiving: November 26, 27, 2015 - Christmas: December 23, 24, 25, 2015
New Year’s: January 1, 2016 - Martin Luther King, Jr. day: January 18, 2016 - President Day: February 15, 2016.




Dwayne Martin - Chairman
Pamela Weston - Secretary
Alan Hawkins - Member

Monroe County Election Commission
David Hester - Member
Charles Ridenour - Member
James R. Brown, Administrator of Elections

PO# 69513

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