When the Election Commission met last Friday night to certify the August 1 Election results, they also counted and certified the write-in votes for the position of Constable in districts 3, 4, 15 and 16.
No candidate qualified to appear on either the Republican Primary ballot in May or the General ballot in August for this position.
After all the write-in votes were tabulated, Jerald Smith received the most write-in votes.
With the county races decided, the Election Commission is beginning to get things ready for the final scheduled election for 2002 - the November General Election.
The November General Election will be held on November 5 and will decide who the next Governor of Tennessee will be, as well as fill seats in the US Congress, US Senate, State House and State Senate.
The winners of the respective state and federal party primaries and the Independent candidates will face each other in November 5 for the General Election.
Democrat - Phil Bredesen; Republican - Van Hilleary; Independents - David Gatchell, Gabriel A. Givens, James E. Herren, Martha Ann Hood, John Jay Hooker, Ray Ledford, Marivuana Stout Leinoff, Basil J. Marceaux, Edwin Sanders, Ronny Simmons, Francis E. Waldron, Robert Watson, Carl Two Feathers Whitaker, and Charles V. Wilhoit, Jr.
US SENATE -
Democrat - Bob Clement; Republican - Lamar Alexander; Independents - Wesley M. Baker, Karl Stanley Davidson, Connie Gammon, John Jay Hooker, Harold G. Kepinger, Basil J. Marceaux.
6TH DISTRICT CONGRESS -
Democrats - Bart Gordon (incumbent); Republican - Robert L. Garrison; Independent - J. Patrick Lyons.
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 17
Democrat - Sherry Fisher; Republican - Mae Beavers
STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 40TH -
Democrat - Frank Buck (incumbent)
According to information from Administrator of Elections Jack Leath, the deadline to register to vote in this election will be Monday, October 7, 2002.
The Early Voting Period for this election will be Wednesday, October 16 - Thursday, October 31, with the Election Day set for November 5, 2002.