Election Commission

Welcome to the the Jefferson County Election Commission's Office.  The County Election Commission has the statutory responsibilities of registering voters and conducting elections.

 We hope you will find this site informative and easy to use.  If you have any suggestions, please contact us.  The Administrator of Elections is appointed by the County Election Commmission.  The current Administrator of Elections is Charles R. Gibson.  Charles took office of the Administrator of Elections on May 18, 2009.   The Elections Office is staffed with the Elections Administrator as well as three (3) - deputy administrators.

Election Commission Staff

From left to right: Charles R. Gibson (A.O.E.), Sue Hodges (Deputy), and Tim Collins (Deputy)


The Jefferson County Election Commission is composed of five members who are apppointed by the State Election Commission.  The Jefferson County Election Commission is currently:

From left to right: Betty Watkins (Secretary); Phyllis Finchum (Chairperson); Phyllis McCracken (Member); Carolyn Etherton (Member); A.C. Carr (Member)


A. C. Carr (Member)
2349 W. Hwy 11-E
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
(865) 933-3088

Phyllis McCracken (Member)
1513 Butler Street
White Pine, TN 37890
(865) 850-3558

Phyllis Finchum (Chairperson)
1225 Creek Road
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
(865) 933-5506

Betty Watkins (Secretary)
529 W. Hwy 11-E
New Market, TN  37820
(865) 475-4861

Carolyn Etherton (Member)
2176 Rainwater Road
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-2406

Charles Gibson (Administrator)
P.O. Box 177
Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397-3440


The Election Commission Office is located at 931 Industrial Park Rd.; Dandridge, TN 37725. It is in the basement of the Jefferson County Health Department which is located across the street from the Jefferson County Nursing Home. Please feel free to come the office or you can call us at 865-397-3440 or Fax us at 865-397-5062. Thank you.