Candidate Qualifying Begins Monday, December 20
Candidate qualifying starts in Cocke County next week for the 2022 election. Starting on Monday, the Cocke County Election commission will have nominating petitions available for numerous positions in the county. They include… County Mayor, Sessions Court Judge, County Trustee, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, Sessions Court Clerk, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, and Superintendent of Roads. Petitions will also be available for four judicial positions…Circuit Court Judge positions, Chancellor, District Attorney General, and Public Defender.
The deadline to get on the ballot for any of those positions in Cocke County is February 17th at noon.
Petitions for several other positions in the county, such as, the CLB, Constable, Road Commissioner and County School Board seats will not be available until February 7th. The Qualifying period for those positions will run through April 7th at noon.
These petitions will be available at the election commission office in the courthouse annex building which is Room 130. The Election Commission reminds any potential candidate that All candidates should visit the election commission office to appoint a political treasurer before they raise or spend any campaign funds.
The County primary is set for May 3rd with the election on August 4th…