Voting In Tennessee

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 9, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

YES. Voters may register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Tennessee driver's license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID and their social security number to register online.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Election Commission.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Tennessee voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Tennessee.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move within the same county, but do not update their address must complete an affidavit before being allowed to vote. The voter will be required to vote either at their new polling location or at a central location designated by the County Election Commission Office.

Voters who move to a different county MUST re-register in their new county no later than thirty (30) days before the election. If the voter submits the application by-mail, the voter must vote in person at the first election. These rules apply even if you have been registered and voted in another county in Tennessee.

Remember registrations do not transfer from county to county and if the above requirements are not met the voter will not be allowed to vote in that election.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. All voters must present a federal or Tennessee state ID containing the voter’s name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day unless an exemption applies.

Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired: Tennessee driver license with your photo, United States Passport, Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government, United States Military photo ID, Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo. Go HERE for more information.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Click HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters can download and print an absentee-by-mail application which can be mailed to their County Election Commission.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by the Tuesday before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all Tennessee voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Tennessee.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person at their County Election Commission Office or a satellite voting location.

In-Person Early Voting begins twenty (20) days before Election Day and ends five days before Election Day. Early Voting will end seven (7) days before a Presidential Primary Election.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Tennessee should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Tennessee.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Tennessee.

Felony conviction?

Individuals convicted of a felony MUST apply to the Board of Probation and Parole to have their voting rights restored once their sentence is completed. Depending on the year of conviction you will have to choose from one of three methods. Go HERE for more information. Once rights are restored an ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.