Election Notice – April 17, 2019

/Election Notice – April 17, 2019
Election Notice – April 17, 20192018-12-28T13:41:09+00:00


For the April 17, 2019

City of Dayton Municipal Elections

To the voters of the City of Dayton, TN: notice is hereby given pursuant to TCA 2-12-111 (a), that a Dayton Municipal Election will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, for City Council (two seats), for four-year terms.

  • Individuals interested in running for these offices may pick up qualifying petitions at the Election Commission office during normal business hours. The first day to pick up a qualifying petition was November 18, 2018.
  • Qualifying deadline for these offices will be at 12 NOON, THURSDAY, January 17, 2019.
  • The withdrawal deadline will be 12 NOON THURSDAY, January 24, 2019.
  • The last day to register to vote in person or by mail postmark for the April 17, 2019, election will be Monday, March 18, 2019.
  • Pursuant to TCA 2-2-107, individuals who are not residents of the City of Dayton but who own real property within the city limits may register to vote in municipal elections. The deadline for new registrations for the April 17, 2019, election is Monday, March 18, 2019, and the property owner must present proof of ownership. Contact the election commission for more information.



The Rhea County Election Commission is located at 125 Court St., Suite 1, Dayton, TN 37321, phone 423-775-7816, fax 423-775-7880 or email tomdavis@rheavote.com.


The office is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Christmas, Monday and Tuesday, December 24 – 25, 2018

New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Monday, January 21, 2019

Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, 2019



Any elderly voter (age 60 or older) or voter with a disability whose polling place is inaccessible may vote early, by absentee ballot, or at the election commission office on Election Day (TCA 2-3-109 (e) (1)).

If voters choose to vote at the election commission office on Election Day, they must submit an affidavit to the election commission office no later than Friday, April 5, 2019, stating that their designated polling place is not accessible. For more information, contact the Rhea County Election Commission.



Tennessee state law requires all voters voting in person to present a federal or a State of Tennessee-issued photo identification containing the voter’s name and photograph. For more information contact our office at 423-775-7816 or visit the Tennessee Divisions of Elections website at http://tn.gov/sos/election/index.htm .


Rhea County Election Commission

Linda Pendergrass – Chairman                       125 Court St., Suite 1

Kathleen Garrison – Secretary                        Dayton, TN 37321

Skip Griffin – Member                                   Phone 423.775.7816

Hurley Marsh – Member                                Email tomdavis@rheavote.com

Frank Snyder – Member                                 Website www.rheavote.com


Tom Davis – Administrator of Elections

Felicia Goodman – Deputy Administrator