Last updated on October 8, 2019

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.

Tennessee voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • 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.