You should plan on showing valid photo ID the first time you vote in person.  See the section on Voter ID for a list of IDs that qualify. You can cast a vote without a photo ID if you sign an affidvait saying that you are indigent and cannot afford an ID or if you have a religious objection to being photographed.

COVID-19 info

  • Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Tennessee Department of Health
  • If a registered Tennessee voter has underlying medical or health conditions which in their determination render them more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 or at greater risk should they contract it, the voter can apply for an absentee ballot by mail and vote by mail.

Tennessee voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day. If this falls on a Sunday, 29 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day, the deadline is extended to the next business day if this falls on a Sunday.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day

Election Day Registration:


Tennessee voter registration rules

To register in Tennessee you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Tennessee
  • be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • not have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, have had your full rights of citizenship restored (or have received a pardon)
  • not be adjudicated incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction (or have been restored to legal capacity

Tennessee voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.