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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.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

Voting Information for Tennessee

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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! Tennessee hold its primary election on March 3, 2020 and its general election on November 3, 2020.

Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: February 12th to 25th

You can vote in person at your county Election Commission’s office from February 12th to 25th 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 February 25th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 6 pm on election day.

You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Tennessee

Voter ID Requirements

* First time voters who registered to vote by mail must bring a current photo identification with voter’s name and photo OR if the photo identification is expired, the voter must also present one of the following: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the voter’s name and address.

**Rule does not apply for those voting at licensed nursing homes, voters who are hospitalized, voters with a religious objection to being photographed, and voters who are indigent and unable to obtain a photo ID without paying a fee

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Tennessee.


You may pre-register for All Elections

You may vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election