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.
Have more questions about voting?
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Important Dates - State Primary
Voting Information for Tennessee
Don’t miss your next election!
Tennessee will hold its state primary election on Aug. 8th. If you would prefer to vote by-mail, you must submit an absentee ballot application. Excuse required.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.Find Your Representatives
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. 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.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Tennessee
Do Voters Need ID?
- Yes, voters need an ID
- Multiple forms of ID accepted
- First time voters need ID
Find out more about your rights in Tennessee.
- If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.