En español | Tennessee’s Nov. 8 general election will decide races for governor and seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislature. The state’s primary was Thursday, Aug. 4.
At least 400 voters in Davidson County mistakenly completed the wrong ballot due to incorrect district assignments during early voting. If your name appears on this list posted to the secretary of state’s website, you may cast a provisional ballot at the Davidson County Election Commission (1417 Murfreesboro Pike) on Election Day. Visit the secretary of state’s website, nashville.gov/vote or call 615-862-8800 for more information.
Redistricting has altered certain boundaries of U.S. congressional and state legislative districts. These changes may affect which candidates appear on your ballot.
For more information about races and candidates, go to the secretary of state’s website.
Note that the registration deadline (Tuesday, Oct. 11) for the general election has passed. Register for future elections online, by mail or in person:
Only some voters can request an absentee by-mail ballot, including anyone 60 or older, people who will be out of town throughout the early voting period and on Election Day, people who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities, and anyone who is hospitalized or has a physical disability that prevents them from going to a polling place. A full list of valid reasons is on the secretary of state’s website.
Applications cannot be submitted in person. Note that the deadline (Tuesday, Nov. 1) to apply for an absentee by-mail ballot for the general election has passed.
For future elections, apply for an absentee ballot online, by mail or by fax:
Only return completed ballots with proper postage by mail. Ballots must be received by your county election commission before polls close at 7 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. ET on Election Day.
Use the state’s voter services portal to track the status of your absentee ballot.
Note that early voting for the general election has ended. For future elections, vote early at your county election commission office or a satellite location.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polling hours vary by county, but all locations close at 7 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. ET. You will be able to cast a ballot after the polls close if you were already in line. Use the state’s voter services portal to find your polling place.
You’ll need to show a federal or state-issued photo ID, such as a U.S. passport, Tennessee driver’s license or handgun carry permit. A full list of acceptable documents is on the secretary of state’s website.
If you forget your ID at home, you may cast a provisional ballot when voting in person. You must show a valid photo ID at your county election commission office no later than Thursday, Nov. 10, for your vote to count. While you’re there, you also must sign an affidavit.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Nov. 8 with information about voting in Davidson County. The guide was first published on July 20, 2020.
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