Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

  • How To: Vote

    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Tennessee address
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be convicted of a felony and currently serving your sentence
  • If previously convicted of a felony, have had your voting rights restored
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by a court

How to Vote

Vote early
October 19 – November 3

Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Voting hours vary by county. All polls close at 8 PM ET. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 8 PM ET.


Who can vote early

All registered voters can vote early in person.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
October 19 – November 3

Vote on Election Day
November 6

Voting hours vary by county. All polls close at 8 PM ET. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 8 PM ET.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Tennessee. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at a Tennessee address
  • Not be convicted of a felony and currently serving your sentence
  • If previously convicted of a felony, have had your voting rights restored
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court

In person ID requirements

Be sure to bring one of the following when you vote early or on Election Day:

  • A Tennessee driver’s license
  • A US passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • US military photo ID
  • Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo

Frequently Asked Questions