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Tennessee voter registration guide

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Tennessee voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 5, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 5, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by October 5, 2020

Check your Tennessee voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Tennessee registration using the Tennessee voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Tennessee voter registration rules

To register in Tennessee you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Tennessee
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not be adjudicated incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction (or have been restored to legal capacity)
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you may be able to register to vote. More information can be found here https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote

Register to vote online in Tennessee

  • You must include your Tennessee driver's license number or Tennessee state ID number, as well as the last 4 digits of your social security number with your online voter registration application.
  • Visit the Tennessee online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 5, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in Tennessee

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Your full social security number is required in order to register to vote in Tennessee.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You do not need to register with a party to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Optional.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 5, 2020

Register to vote in person in Tennessee

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. Tennessee voters must provide their full social security number with their voter registration application.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Tennessee voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Tennessee elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Coordinator of Elections  
Tennessee Tower, Seventh Floor  
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.  
Nashville, TN 37243‐1102