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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Tennessee, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Tennessee Election Website or call (615) 741-7956 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Tennessee

Don’t miss your next election!

Tennessee will hold its state primary election on Aug. 6th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must submit an absentee ballot application. Excuse required. COVID-19 is a qualifying excuse for this election.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. See Tennessee Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Jul. 17th to Aug. 1st

You can vote in person at your county Election Commission’s office from Jul. 15th to Aug.1st before the election. No excuse required.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Jul. 30th. COVID-19 is a qualifying excuse for voting by mail in this election.

Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 6 pm on election day.

The absentee ballot application period opens 90 days before each election. You must submit an application for each election that you would like to participate in by-mail. You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by-mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.


Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Access for Tennessee

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.