Election Commission launches smartphone app for local voters

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 7:04 PM

The Wilson County Election Commission launched a new mobile app that allows voters to check their registration status, locate their polling location, view the Election Commission’s website and keep up with the wait times at early voting sites. 

Lebanon resident Jeff Westbrook – a student at Vol State and an intern with the Election Commission – built the app. 

“This new mobile app is a great resource to share information about elections and voting with Wilson County voters. Media and technology continue to evolve and we recognize the need to meet the challenges of communicating with a growing county,” said Phillip Warren, administrator of elections.

The app, Wilson County Votes, is available as a free download on both Android and iPhone smartphones from either the Google or Apple stores.

“Mobility is becoming a necessity for easy access of election information for Wilson County voters. Our goal is to continue to deliver innovative, cost effective services to inform and educate voters,” said Warren.

Through the use of technology, the Election Commission strives to be accountable to voters and candidates and provide resources that can be used to increase voter participation. The website wilsonvotes.com has become a resource for election-related information. 

Voter registration applications, change-of-address forms and instructions are downloadable from the website. Sample ballots, early voting updates, calendars and other election related information are also readily accessible on the website.  

Voters with questions or who want more information about voting or elections are encouraged to contact the Election Commission by email at office@wilsonelections.com, visit the office at 203 E. Main St. in Lebanon or call 615-444-0216. Voters interested in becoming poll officials may apply online at wilsonelections.com. 

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