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Tennessee

Abbreviation: 
TN

Tennessee Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (General Election). The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

Tennessee Campaign Finance Information

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Tennessee Early Voting

Early voting is available and no excuse is required. The early voting period for generally begins 20 days before an election and ends 5 days prior to the Election Day. You should bring your voter registration card plus an acceptable photo ID when you vote early.

In a city election where there is not any opposition on the ballot there is no early voting.

Tennessee Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state's tool.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

 

Tennessee Polling Place Hours

Each county sets their own polling place hours. Contact your local elections commission to find out the times for your community.

Tennessee Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Tennessee:

  • You must be registered to vote in Tennessee
  • You must be at least 17 years of age to serve
  • Political affiliation generally preferred
  • You must be a resident of state house legislative district or county for the 30 days prior to the election
  • You must complete required training
  • Students who are 17 and meet all other voter registration requirements may be appointed

You will be entitled to compensation

Tennessee Registration Deadline

You must register 30 days prior to the election. Registration in person depends on the office hours of each county elections office.

Tennessee Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Tennessee Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please use your state's voter verification tool.

Tennessee ID Needed for Voter Registration

Identification is not required during registration but must be provided at the polls. See "ID Needed for Voting" for more information.

If you register to vote by mail, the first time you vote you must present an acceptable form of ID. Examples of acceptable IDs are:

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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (Arabic)

 

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