Election Commission

1 North Washington Avenue
Brownsville, TN 38012
Tel: 731-772-1760
[email protected]
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Duties of the Haywood County Election Commission

The Haywood County Election Commission conducts all elections, including city, county, state and federal. State election laws are the foundation of all administrative election procedures in the State of Tennessee.

Voter registration, candidate qualifications, petitions for offices, legal notices, early voting, and Election Day voting are some of the major responsibilities that the Election Commission oversees.

Under state law, each county has an election commission of five-members who are appointed by the State Election Commission.

The mission of the Haywood County Election Commission

  1. Keep the ballot pure and secure so that legally registered voters are allowed to vote and so that those not legally registered are prevented from voting.
  2. Secure a correct and accurate count of the ballots cast.
  3. Allow voters the freedom to cast their votes in secret without fear, intimidation or influence.

Administrator of Elections – Andrea Smothers

Haywood County Election Commission
Jody Lea, Chairman
John Ashworth, Secretary
Ida Ruth Bradford
Macon Thornton
David Mannn