Tennessee Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Tennessee, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Tennessee!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Tue Oct 27, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Mon Oct 5, 2020

Early Voting

Wed Oct 14, 2020
Thu Oct 29, 2020

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST
Tue Oct 27, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Tennessee if you:
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Tennessee
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, your voting rights must have been restored.
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • Complete Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Individuals convicted of a felony since 1981–except for some felonies such as murder, rape, treason and voter fraud–may apply to the Board of Probation and Parole to have their voting rights restored once their sentence is completed. The law in Tennessee is somewhat complex, for more information please review this resource

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in Tennessee before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Tennessee voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Tennessee address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students attending school in Tennessee should be able to register and vote at their school address if they intend to make that place their residence and there is some objective indication of their intent.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Tennessee you should provide:
  • Your Social Security Number
In Tennessee, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Tennessee Driver's License
  • Valid ID Issued by the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security
  • Valid Military ID
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm

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Tennessee Voter Info

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