Unofficial election results for state and federal races will be posted on www.GoVoteTN.com after the polls close Thursday night. However, due to the length of the ballot, county election officials may be reporting those results more slowly than usual.
"We rely on county election officials to send the results to our office as quickly as possible and they do a great job in reporting the numbers to us," Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins said. "The long ballot requires more time to close a precinct. Furthermore, counties entering the results into the state database will require a tremendous amount of data entry. We don't want election officials to sacrifice accuracy for the sake of speed. We know election officials in all 95 counties are going to do the best they can. We appreciate everyone's patience as the process works on election night."
The website will post results on the races for governor, state House and Senate seats, U.S. House and Senate seats, Supreme Court retention questions, appellate court retention questions, and state judicial races. The website will not have results for county races.
In addition to posting results on www.GoVoteTN.com, the Secretary of State's office will be sending Election Night updates on Facebook and Twitter.
To check for Facebook updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeSecretaryofState
To sign up for Twitter updates, please visit the links listed below:
TN Senate Republican Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnsenater
TN Senate Democratic Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnsenated
TN House Republican Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnhouser
TN House Democratic Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnhoused
TN US House Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnushouse
TN US Senate Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tnussenate
TN Governor Primary Races - https://twitter.com/tngovelection
TN Supreme Court Retention Races - https://twitter.com/tnscelection
Media contact: Blake Fontenay, Communications Director, office (615) 253-2668, cell (901) 361-3871 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org