Tennessee

29% of 18-29 year olds voted in Tennessee in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 5, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election.

Check Registration Status

Check your Tennessee voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 18 years old on or before election day, and a resident of Tennessee.

  • Residency requirements and guidelines in Tennessee are specified here. Click here to view the special considerations made concerning Homeless Persons Residency. Click here for information for Non-resident Property Owners.
  • Your eligibility to register for and vote in an election can be impacted by a felony conviction, depending upon the crime you were convicted of and the date of your conviction. Click here for more information about the restoration of voting rights after a felony conviction.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address.

Deadline

The deadline to register online, by mail, or in-person for the 2020 General Election is October 5, 2020.

 

Voter Registration Process

There are three primary methods of registering to vote in Tennessee: registering online, mailing in a printable application, or registering in-person.

  • Further voter registration information for Tennessee can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

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Tennessee offers absentee by-mail and early absentee in-person voting. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using one of these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Click here for COVID-19 Election Information.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In Tennessee, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. Click here to request an Absentee By-Mail Ballot for the November 3, 2020 Election.

  • The deadline to request an absentee by-mail ballot is 7 days before the election (October 27th, 2020).
  • Your completed absentee ballot must be received by your County Election Official on Election Day (November 3, 2020) before the polls close.
  • Ballots cannot be hand-delivered to the ballot office, and no drop boxes are available. Voters must return their voted absentee ballots by mail (designated post office in each county so that mailing completed absentee by-mail ballots can be expedited). Track the status of your ballot here.
  • If you have a print disability (a disability that interferes with the person’s ability to effectively read, write, or use print materials), you may submit a Print Disability Absentee Ballot Request form to request an accessible ballot by e-mail.
  • Further absentee by-mail voting information for Tennessee is listed here.

Early Voting

Tennessee offers early voting.

  • Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, will be available starting October 14th and ending October 29. In order to vote early, bring your voter registration card and an acceptable photo ID.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day in Tennessee, most polling places are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. but each county sets their own polling place hours. Click here to find your county election commission.

  • In order to vote in Tennessee, you must present a valid form of ID. Information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Tennessee voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

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