The information below is from the City of Knoxville website for Election Information.
WBIR has also posted television interviews with each candidate to their website.
2017 CITY PRIMARY ELECTION SCHEDULE
July 31, 2017
Final day to register to vote before election
August 9, 2017
First day of Early Voting period
August 22, 2017
Final day to request an absentee ballot
August 24, 2017
Final day of Early Voting period
August 29, 2017
2017 CITY GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULE
|August 9, 2017||First day to request an absentee ballot|
|October 9, 2017||Final day to register to vote before election|
|October 18, 2017||First day of Early Voting period|
|October 31, 2017||Final day to request an absentee ballot|
|November 2, 2017||Final day of Early Voting period|
|November 7, 2017||Election Day|
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CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS
City voters will elect five new members to the nine-member Knoxville City Council in 2017. Candidates will be running for open seats in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Districts.
Because all five current Council members representing those districts are term-limited and cannot run for re-election, that means that a majority of the next City Council will be new first-time Council members.
The open seats and current office holders are:
1st District - Nick Pavlis
2nd District - Duane Grieve
3rd District - Brenda Palmer
4th District - Nick Della Volpe
6th District - Daniel Brown
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
These candidates seeking to run in the Aug. 29 primary have filed their nominating petitions with the Election Commission:
James Edward Corcoran
De'Ossie Deon Dingus, Sr.
Seema Singh Perez
Amelia (Amy) Parker
John A. Butler
Maurice L. Clark, Sr.
Zimbabwe U. Matavou
OTHER CITY COUNCIL SEATS:
Candidates for the 5th District and the three at-large Council seats run in a different election cycle - with the Mayor and City Judge - so those elections do not come up for another two years. Mayor Madeline Rogero, 5th District Council member Mark Campen, At-Large Council members George Wallace, Marshall Stair and Finbarr Saunders, and City Judge John R. Rosson Jr. were elected to four-year terms in 2015.
To be eligible to run for a specific district seat, a candidate must reside in that district. The at-large Council members can reside anywhere in the city.
Candidates running for a district seat square off in a primary election in which residents of the district are eligible to vote. The top two vote-getters run citywide in the November general election.
All City races are non-partisan.
See a map of the City Council districts. Learn more about City Council in general, or get to know better your elected officials, including Mayor Rogero.