All Tennesseans deserve an equal say in decisions that shape our future. Ensuring your voter registration is up-to-date is the first step in claiming your power. 

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Key Election Dates

State and Federal Primary / State and County General Election

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Early Voting Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 27, 2024
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline Thursday, July 25, 2024

State and Federal General Election

Voter Registration Deadline Monday, October 7, 2024
Early Voting Wednesday, October 16 – Thursday, October 31, 2024
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline Tuesday, October 29, 2024

Find important information to help you cast your ballot!

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Where do I early vote?

Early voting times and locations vary by county. Find early voting dates, times, and locations in your county

Where do I vote on Election Day?

If voting in-person on Election Day, you must vote at your assigned polling location unless your county has vote centers. Find your assigned Election Day polling location in your county.

What ID do I need to vote?

Voters must show a TN state or federal ID with their name and photo when voting at the polls. The following are acceptable forms of photo ID - even if expired:

  • TN driver license or TN state ID with your photo
  • U.S. Passport
  • Photo ID issued by TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by federal or TN state government
  • U.S. Military photo ID
  • TN handgun carry permit with your photo
Can I use an expired ID?

Yes. However, if you are a first-time voter who registered to vote by mail or online, and your photo ID is expired, you must also present one of the following when voting at the polls:

  • Copy of a current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document that shows your name and address
What if I cannot afford an ID or have a religious objection to being photographed?

If you are an indigent voter and unable to obtain ID, or if you have a religious objection to being photographed, you can sign an affidavit of identity and vote.

Who can request an absentee ballot?

Voters can request an absentee ballot for the following reasons:

  • You are sixty (60) years of age or older.
  • You will be outside the county where you are registered during the early voting period and all day on Election Day.
  • You are hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to appear at your polling place to vote. A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
  • You are the caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled. A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
  • You or your spouse are a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county where you are registered.
  • You reside in a nursing home, assisted living facility or home for the aged outside your county of residence.
  • You are a candidate for office in the election.
  • You are observing a religious holiday that prevents you from voting in person during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • You serve as an Election Day official or as a member or employee of the election commission.
  • You will be unable to vote in-person due to jury duty.
  • You have a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place.
  • You or your spouse possess a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and you will be working outside the state or county of registration during the open hours of early voting and Election Day and have no specific out-of-county or out-of-state address to which mail may be sent or received during such time.
  • You are a member of the military or are an overseas citizen.
  • You are on the permanent absentee list.

Anyone that requests and receives an absentee ballot will be expected to vote absentee. If you reside in a licensed nursing home, assisted living facility, home for the aged, or an independent living facility on the same property as a licensed nursing home, assisted living facility, or home for the aged inside your county of residence, you may not vote absentee by-mail. Election officials will come to the facility to vote eligible residents, or you may vote during early voting or on Election Day.

How do I request an absentee ballot?
How do I cast my absentee ballot?
  • Step 1: Complete and Sign Your Ballot
    Complete your ballot with a black or blue pen and make sure to sign the affidavit on the ballot envelope.
  • Step 2: Mail Your Ballot
    Seal and mail your ballot using a first-class stamp. Your ballot must be received by the close of polls on Election Day.
  • Step 3: Track Your Ballot
    You can click here and track your ballot online to find out when it has been received by your county election commission.

What to Know Before You Vote

Bring your ID

You do not need your voter registration card, but you do need a photo ID such as a TN driver license or U.S. passport to vote. You can use expired IDs! View list of acceptable IDs.

Stay in Line

As long as you are in line by closing time at the polls, you will be allowed to vote so stay in line!

Don't Leave Without Voting

If you have any issues at the polls such as they can't find you on the voter roll or you forgot your acceptable ID, ask to cast a provisional ballot. Don't be turned away without casting a vote. Ask for a provisional ballot.

Bring an Interpreter if you need

Ballot information is generally in English. However, you have the right to bring an interpreter with you or get assistance.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need help

If you need any help with a voting issue, contact the Election Protection Hotline:

If you need any help with a disability voting issue, contact the Disability Rights Tennessee Hotline at 1-800-342-1600