MARION COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
MARION COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE
The Marion County Election Commission is responsible for registering persons to vote; replacement of lost registration cards; and the transfer or change of registrations. The Election Commission qualifies persons to run for elections to an office. The Election Commission is responsible for purging or removing person from the permanent registration records.
The Marion County Election Commission’s purpose as designated by Tennessee Code Annotated 2-1-102 is to regulate the conduct of all elections by the people so that:
- The freedom and the purity of the ballot are secured;
2. Voters are required to vote in the Election precincts in which they reside, except as otherwise expressly permitted;
3. Internal improvement is promoted by providing a comprehensive and uniform procedure for elections; and
4. Maximum participation by all citizens in the electoral process is encouraged.
The Marion County Election Commission (MCEC) is regulated by State of Tennessee Law. The mission of the Marion County Election Commission is to provide federal, state, and local elections to eligible citizens of Marion County so they have equal access to the elections process and can exercise their right to vote.
It is the purpose of this commission to maintain the highest level of public trust in the election process. The members of the Marion County Election Commission are appointed for two year terms by the State Election Commission. Appointments are made in odd number years. The Administrator of Elections is appointed by the Marion County Election Commission Board of Commissioners. Representatives of each political party on the Marion County Election Commission jointly appoint voting machine techs who are members of their political party.