The Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, Wilson County title companies and the Wilson County Election Commission have partnered to make voter registration and voter registration maintenance a part of every real estate closing.
“Realtors and real estate closing agents see clients every day that are moving to Wilson County, moving to a new address within the county or that are selling their home and moving out of the county,” said Amy Hamilton, president of the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors. “Each real estate closing represents an opportunity to register a new voter or keep a voter’s record current.”
Voter registration is by county in Tennessee. When moving from one county to another, voters must register in the county where they reside.
“Accurate voter records are the foundation of great elections,” said Phillip Warren, administrator of elections. “This initiative provides another convenient way for new residents to register and current Wilson County voters to update their registrations.”
Moving within Wilson County, even if across the street, requires changing the address on a voter registration. The candidate a voter is eligible to vote for and the designated Election Day polling location is determined by their residential address.
“The Wilson County Election Commission is excited to include EMTAR and their affiliates as partners in our ongoing efforts to increase voter awareness and to offer easy access to voter registration for new residents, as well as longtime Wilson County voters,” Warren said.
The next election in Wilson County will be Aug. 7. Early voting starts July 18 at four locations, including the Election Commission Office in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet Community Center, Gladeville Community Center and Watertown Community Center. Visit wilsonelections.com for more information.