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Go Vote Knoxville!


October 9, 2017 Final day to register to vote before election Click
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October 18, 2017 First day of Early Voting period
October 31, 2017 Final day to request an absentee ballot
November 2, 2017 Final day of Early Voting period
November 7, 2017 Election Day


City Council Districts MapCity voters will elect five new members to the nine-member Knoxville City Council in 2017. Candidates will be running for open seats in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Districts.

Because all five current Council members representing those districts are term-limited and cannot run for re-election, that means that a majority of the next City Council will be new first-time Council members.

(with current office holders listed)

1st District - Nick Pavlis
2nd District - Duane Grieve
3rd District - Brenda Palmer
4th District - Nick Della Volpe
6th District - Daniel T. Brown


These candidates won in the primary in each of their respective districts. (There was a tie for second place in the 4th District between Harry Tindell and Amelia Parker. As directed by state law, the current City Council members selected the second-place winner as Harry Tindell. Parker's name is not on the ballot, but she is running as a certified write-in candidate.)


Rebecca Parr
Website: www.VoteRebeccaParr.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteRebeccaParr

Stephanie Welch
Website: www.Vote4Welch.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SWelch1st
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SWelch1st


Wayne Christensen
Website: www.ChristensenForCityCouncil.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteChristensen
Twitter: www.twitter.com/WayneFor2nd

Andrew Roberto

Website: www.AndrewJRoberto.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectRoberto


James Edward Corcoran
Website: www.CorcoranForCouncil.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JamesCorcoranForKnox 

Seema Singh Perez
Website: www.VoteSeema.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Seema3rdDistrict


Lauren Rider
Website: www.VoteLaurenRider.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteLaurenRider

Harry Tindell

Website: www.HarryTindellForKnoxville.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Harry.Tindell.35

Amelia Parker (Certified write-in candidate)
Website: www.ameliaparkerforcitycouncil.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Amelia4D4


Gwen McKenzie
Website: www.VoteGwenMckenzie.com

Jennifer Montgomery
Website: www.VoteJMO.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Montgomery-for-City-Council-District-No-6-800508380117550


Candidates for the 5th District and the three at-large Council seats run in a different election cycle - with the Mayor and City Judge - so those elections do not come up for another two years. Mayor Madeline Rogero, 5th District Council member Mark Campen, At-Large Council members George Wallace, Marshall Stair and Finbarr Saunders, and City Judge John R. Rosson Jr. were elected to four-year terms in 2015.

To be eligible to run for a specific district seat, a candidate must reside in that district. The at-large Council members can reside anywhere in the city.

Candidates running for a district seat square off in a primary election in which residents of the district are eligible to vote. The top two vote-getters run citywide in the November general election.

All City races are non-partisan.

See a map of the City Council districts. Learn more about City Council in general, or get to know better your elected officials, including Mayor Rogero.

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Go Vote! KnoxvilleGO VOTE! KNOXVILLE is a nonpartisan initiative to encourage community engagement and increase voter turnout in this year’s elections.

It is being managed by the City’s Communications Department and Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Knox County Election Commission and community leaders and sponsors.

Voters will be electing a majority of the next City Council, and Mayor Madeline Rogero and members of the current City Council want robust participation in the election process.

GO VOTE! KNOXVILLE included a series of six get-out-the-vote public meetings, one in each of the six City Council districts.
At these community meetings, Mayor Rogero, current Council members and neighborhood leaders talked about the importance of getting to know the candidates and the issues, and then voting in the Aug. 29 primary and Nov. 7 general election. 

The City and local businesses provided pizza and snacks at these public meetings, as well as family-friendly games and activities. The Election Commission provided voter information, registered new voters and demonstrated how to cast a ballot using its voting machines. Candidates were introduced, and voters had opportunities to talk one-on-one with them.


RSVPs are requested from City Council candidates, so that City staff can arrange tables where candidates in the district hosting the meeting can meet with voters. Residents do not need to RSVP — just c’mon down, enjoy the evening with your neighbors, grab a snack and meet the candidates!

If you have any questions about Go Vote! Knoxville, please contact Senior Director of Communications and Government Relations Jesse Mayshark (jmayshark@knoxvilletn.gov) at 865-215-3710 or Deputy Communications Director Eric Vreeland (evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov) at 865-215-3480.