As the candidates circulate their petitions to qualify for the Aug. 7 ballot, the Election Commission encourages Wilson County voters to take the time to update their voter registration.
“This is a good time to do some housekeeping on your voter registration - or to get registered if you are not - before it is time to vote or it is too late to register,” said Wilson County Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren. “Well maintained voter registration rolls are the foundation of fair and honest elections.”
“Voters know to contact the Election Commission if they change their address or their name. But, updating their signature may not be something voters have thought about. It is important to have your current signature on your registration card. The signature on an absentee ballot request, a petition or on an application to vote must match the signature on the voter’s registration form,” says Warren.
If you registered to vote 10, 15, 20 or more years ago, your signature may not look the same today as it did then. You can update your name, address or signature by mail by downloading the form atwilsonelections.com or in person by visiting the Election Commission Office at 203 East Main St. in Lebanon. Forms can also be picked up at many government offices in Wilson County.
Warren went on to say, “when you vote or sign a petition, having your voter registration information current and correct is necessary. Take a few minutes today to make sure your voter registration is updated. It is never too early to ensure that your voter registration is up to date.”