Your Source for Information About Redistricting in Wilson County
Redistricting will take place throughout Tennessee this year due to the 2020 Federal census. Every ten years district lines are redrawn based on the population in Wilson County. The newly drawn districts ensure equal representation by all our elected representatives.
FAQ about Redistricting
What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is the redrawing of County Commission, State Senate, State House, U.S. Congress, Constable, School Board and City Ward or District lines to ensure that every citizen is equally represented. Each district or zone has an approximately equal number of residents according to the 2020 census. Geographically, some districts and zones are larger or smaller than others due to the number of residents in that area. The population of each district, no matter its geographical size, is relatively equal in population.
When will Redistricting Take Place?
The 2020 Census data will be provided to the county in August or September of 2021. Wilson County is statutorily required to adopt the updated County Commission Districts no later than December 31, 2021. The Tennessee General Assembly will complete their part of the process in early 2022.
How many people are in a County Commission District?
There are 25 County Commission Districts that will have approximately equal numbers of residents as determined by the 2020 Federal Census.
How many people are in a School Board Zone?
There are seven (7) Wilson County School Board Zones that will have approximately equal numbers of residents as determined by the 2020 Federal Census.
Who determines where the new district lines will be?
The decision makers are the elected officials who have the statutory authority to locate the district lines on census block boundaries.
Tennessee General Assembly
Wilson County Commission
City Councils/ Commissions
Wilson County Election Commission
Will Redistricting Affect Where I Vote in 2022?
Wilson County began utilizing Vote Centers in 2020. You may choose to cast your vote at any one of the 18 convenient Vote Centers on Election Day. We encourage you to take advantage of Early Voting. You may cast your vote at any of the five convenient Early Voting locations in Wilson County. Early Voting is convenient, fast and you avoid the possibility of missing your opportunity to vote on Election Day for any unforeseen reason.
How do I know which offices I can vote for?
You will receive a new updated voter registration card in the mail when redistricting is complete and adopted by the Wilson County Commission and the Tennessee Legislature in 2022. It is important that you check the card you received for accuracy when you receive it. The card will have your name and residential address on it. It will also have the County Commission District, County School Board Zone, Constable Zone, State House of Representatives District, State Senate District and U.S.Congressional District you are represented by. If you live in any of the three cities, those will also be printed on your card. PLEASE CONTACT THE ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OF THE VOTING INFORMATION ON YOUR CARD.
What if I do not receive an updated voter registration card?
You may not receive a new voter card if any of these conditions apply to you:
· Your address has changed from the one on your registration
· Your name has changed from the one on your registration
· You have been designated as an “inactive voter” as part of the list maintenance program by the Election Commission
· You are NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE
PLEASE CONTACT THE ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN UPDATED VOTER REGISTRATION CARD AND BELIEVE YOU SHOULD HAVE.
When is the last day I can register to vote and vote in the next scheduled election?
You may register until 30th day before each election at the close of business. Registrations received after the deadline before each election will be processed after the election.
Do I need my new voter card when I vote at Early Voting or on Election Day?
You do not need your voter card to vote during early voting or on Election Day. YOU MUST HAVE A TENNESSEE STATE OR FEDERALLY ISSUED PHOTO ID TO VOTE. The voter registration card does not exempt you from having a Photo ID to vote. You can vote without a voter registration card but not without a photo ID.
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Wilson County Election Commission
203 East Main St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: (615) 444–0216
Fax: (615) 443–2669