Gina Hipsher – Administrator of Elections

Gina Hipsher - Administrator of ElectionsAppointed 2015

The Administrator of Elections is appointed by the members of the Grainger County Election Commission. The Grainger County Election Commission is comprised of five members appointed by the State Election Commission.

Gina Coffey Hipsher is a Grainger County native and a graduate of Rutledge High School. She graduated from WSCC, Carson-Newman University with a B.S. and M.A Degree, and from East Tennessee State University with an Ed.S. Degree School System Leadership. She became a Certified Administrator of Elections in December 2015. Gina, her husband, their son, and three daughters reside in Rutledge.

The Grainger County Election Commission conducts all elections; federal, state, county, city.  Tennessee Election Laws are the foundation of all administrative election procedures in the State of Tennessee. This law is published under the direction of the Secretary of State and the Coordinator of Elections.

The MISSION of the Grainger County Election Commission is to administer all elections securely and fairly with the highest level of professionalism and integrity; to provide a comprehensive and uniform election procedure; and to encourage all citizens to participate in the electoral process.

The major functions of the Grainger County Election Commission:

  • Manage all voter registration in Grainger County and all voter list maintenance;
  • Plan and implement all elections in Grainger County; federal, state, county, city
  • Provide election information to residents and prospective voters;
  • Maintain candidate and referendum records, including nominating petitions and local campaign finance reports;
  • Comply with all State law and promulgated rules regarding Elections in the State of Tennessee and monitor any new legislation and updates for any changes to the law or rules.

Important Information

Election Commission

119 Marshall Avenue
P.O. Box 28
Rutledge, TN 37861

Phone: (865) 828-5132

Fax: (865) 828-6161


Office Hours: Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Ronnie Cabbage,  Chairman
Mary Vineyard, Secretary
Woody Nicely, Member
Terry Johnson, Member
Tina Stratton Morrow, Member

Gina Hipsher

It is my honor to serve as your Administrator of Elections.  My office takes pride in serving the citizens of Grainger County, Tennessee.  I want to encourage all citizens to become active and involved in the voting process.  In addition to being an active voter, I encourage you to get involved as a Poll Worker during our elections.  We could not be successful without them!  Finally, please always vote with confidence and know that my team is here to serve YOU!

Lori Bailey

Robert A. Clonce
Mark Livesay

OFFICE LOCATION:  119 Marshall Ave., Rutledge, TN  37861
MAILING ADDRESS:  P.O. Box 28, Rutledge, TN  37861
NORMAL OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday  8:30 to 4:30
Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. – 8:30 – 4:30
Wed. & Sat. – 8:30 – 12:00
PHONE:  (865) 828-5132  FAX: (865) 828-6161