Tennessee Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Tennessee is: Received 30 days before the election.

To be eligible to vote in Tennessee, you must:
1. Be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older on or before the date of the next election
2. Be a resident of Tennesee
3. Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, your full rights of citizenship must have been restored (or you must have received a pardon).

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When can I vote in Tennessee?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? No


To vote early in person, you can go to a county election commission office or a satellite voting location opened by the county election commission, beginning 20 days before the election and ending 5 days before the election (including Saturdays!).  For details regarding times and early voting locations, a person must contact the local county election commission office.

You can vote early by mail voting as well, but you will need to provide an excuse.  For more information, click here.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

Polling hours vary by county, but are generally open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

As of January 1, 2012, voters must present a photo ID to vote in Tennessee. Acceptable photo IDs include:

  • Tennessee driver's license with photo
  • U.S. Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or any state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • State-issued handgun carry permit with your photo
  • Library identification card
1. Student ID cards from state universities are NOT acceptable.
3. Photo IDs that are not issued by the federal or a state government are NOT acceptable.
2. The new photo ID law applies only to those voting at polling places. 

For more information, contact your state election office.

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