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Go Vote Knoxville!

2017 CITY PRIMARY ELECTION SCHEDULE

July 31, 2017 Final day to register to vote before election Click
here to
view a 
sample
ballot
[PDF]
August 9, 2017 First day of Early Voting period
August 22, 2017 Final day to request an absentee ballot
August 24, 2017 Final day of Early Voting period
August 29, 2017 Election Day - VIEW RESULTS

2017 CITY GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULE 

August 9, 2017 First day to request an absentee ballot
October 9, 2017 Final day to register to vote before election
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




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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 will include 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 will talk 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 will provide pizza and snacks at these public meetings, as well as family-friendly games and activities. The Election Commission will provide voter information, register new voters and demonstrate how to cast a ballot using its voting machines. Candidates will be introduced, and voters will have opportunities to talk one-on-one with them.


2017 GO VOTE! KNOXVILLE PUBLIC MEETINGS

All meetings held 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


July 10, 2017 1st District South Knoxville Community Center
522 Maryville Pike
Click here
to view
candidate
forum
events
July 17, 2017 2nd District Deane Hill Recreation Center
7400 Deane Hill Drive
July 20, 2017 4th District Milton Roberts Recreation Center
5900 Asheville Highway
July 24, 2017 3rd District Cumberland Estates Recreation Center
4529 Silverhill Drive
July 25, 2017 6th District John T. O'Connor Senior Center
611 Winona Street
September 7, 2017 5th District Christenberry Community Center
931 Oglewood Avenue


QUESTIONS ABOUT GO VOTE! KNOXVILLE?

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.



CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS


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.
 


OPEN COUNCIL SEATS
(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



CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

These candidates seeking to run in the Aug. 29 primary have filed their nominating petitions with the Election Commission:



1ST DISTRICT

Meet City Council District 1 Candidates

Go Vote! Knoxville at District 1 - July 10, 2017

Greg Knox
Website: www.Knox.Vote
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KnoxVote
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KnoxVote
Instagram: instagram.com/KnoxVote


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


Andrew Wilson
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wilson4KnoxDistrict1
Website: www.WilsonForKnoxville.com


Go Vote! KnoxvilleGO VOTE! KNOXVILLE Public Meeting in 1st District
July 10, 2017 - 5:30-7 p.m.
South Knoxville Community Center
522 Maryville Pike

PRIMARY WINNERS: Stephanie Welch and Rebecca Parr



2ND DISTRICT

Meet City Council District 2 Candidates

District 2 CandidatesBrandon Bruce

Website: www.BrandonBruce.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrandonBruceKnoxville
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Brandon_Bruce

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


Andrew Roberto

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

David Williams
Facebook: www.facebook.com/David-Williams-for-Knoxville-City-Council-1127891340573653

Go Vote! KnoxvilleGO VOTE! KNOXVILLE Public Meeting in 2nd District
July 17, 2017 - 5:30-7 p.m.
Deane Hill Recreation Center
7400 Deane Hill Drive

PRIMARY WINNERS: Andrew Roberto and Wayne Christensen



3RD DISTRICT

Meet City Council District 3 Candidates

District 3 CandidatesJames Edward Corcoran
Website: www.CorcoranForCouncil.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JamesCorcoranForKnox 

De'Ossie Deon Dingus, Sr.
Website: www.DeossieDingus.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeossieDingusKnoxville


Jody Mullins
Website: www.JodyMullins4Knox.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JodyMullins4knox

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

Go Vote! Knoxville GO VOTE! KNOXVILLE Public Meeting in 3rd District
July 24, 2017 - 5:30-7 p.m.
Cumberland Estates Recreation Center
4529 Silverhill Drive

PRIMARY WINNERS: James Edward Corcoran and Seema Singh Perez



4TH DISTRICT

Meet City Council District 4 Candidates

Go Vote! Knoxville at District 4 - July 20, 2017

Dan Davis
Website: www.DanDavis4Knoxville.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DanDavis4Knoxville


Jack Knoxville
Website: www.JackKnoxville.com

Amelia (Amy) Parker
Website: www.AmeliaParkerForCityCouncil.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmeliaParkerForCityCouncil


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

Harry Tindell

Website: www.HarryTindellForKnoxville.com

Go Vote! KnoxvilleGO VOTE! KNOXVILLE Public Meeting in 4th District
July 20, 2017 - 5:30-7 p.m.
Milton Roberts Recreation Center
5900 Asheville Highway

PRIMARY WINNERS: Lauren Rider and a tie between Amelia Parker and Harry Tindell.
(As directed by state law – the current City Council members selected the second-place winner as Harry Tindell.)



6TH DISTRICT

Meet City Council District 6 Candidates

Go Vote! Knoxville at District 6 - July 25, 2017

Joyce Brown
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoyceBrownCC

John A. Butler
Website: www.ButlerForDistrict6.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ButlerForDistrict6
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Butler4D6


Maurice L. Clark, Sr.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/District6Knoxviille

Michael Covington

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectCovington

Charles Frazier
Facebook: www.facebook.com/charles.frazier.35

David Gillette

Website: www.6District4Gillette.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/6District4Gillette
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DGillette33


Zimbabwe U. Matavou

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

Damon Rawls
Website: www.ElectDamon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectDamonRawls 


Kennie Riffey

Shawnee Rios

Website: www.VoteForShawnee.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VoteShawnee


Brandy Slaybaugh
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrandySlaybaugh

Go Vote! Knoxville GO VOTE! KNOXVILLE Public Meeting in 6th District
July 25, 2017 - 5:30-7 p.m.
John T. O'Connor Senior Center
611 Winona Street

PRIMARY WINNERS: Gwen McKenzie and Jennifer Montgomery



OTHER CITY COUNCIL SEATS

Go Vote! Knoxville at District 5 - September 7, 2017

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.

Go Vote! KnoxvilleFinal GO VOTE! KNOXVILLE Public Meeting in 5th District
September 7, 2017 - 5:30-7 p.m.
Christenberry Community Center
931 Oglewood Avenue