(Via – Tennessee Secretary of State) All voters must present a federal or Tennessee state ID containing the voter’s name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day unless an exemption below applies. The information on this website is provided to ensure that all Tennessee voters have access to
Elections are not possible without the work of poll officials who help run polling locations across Tennessee. By raising your hand to become a poll official, you will be at the center of democracy during early voting and on Election Day while getting paid for your work. Most counties have available opportunities to serve as
Here is the link to the Absentee Ballot Application Web Portal from the Tennessee Secretary of State’s site. It lists the qualifications and instructions. Absentee Voting | Tennessee Secretary of State You can monitor the status of your request by using the HCEC Voter Request form: HCEC Voter Request Here is the Absentee By-Mail Ballot
Important Dates: First Day to Pick Up Petitions: Friday, May 22, 2020 (independent presidential candidates) Qualifying Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2020 (municipal candidates)
If you would like to register in person, you may complete a paper form at the local county election commission office, Department of Safety (motor vehicles division), Department of Health (WIC program), Department of Human Services, Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, public libraries, county clerk’s offices, and register of
The county is divided into voting precincts. Each precincts then has polling locations. Some precincts are “split precincts” and have multiple polling locations. In your voting precinct you will vote for the candidates that represent your district. One easy way to insure you are registered, know your voting district, and polling location is to complete
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State Political News
- Tennessee Court of Appeals upholds decision finding Gov. Bill Lee's education savings account program unconstitutionalTennessee's school voucher program was struck down again in a Tennessee Court of Appeals ruling that dealt another blow to Gov. Bill Lee's program.
- Presidential debate 2020: Time, TV and streaming info for Trump and Biden Tuesday nightChris Wallace of FOX News will moderate as President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden face off for their first debate today.
- Gov. Bill Lee removes all business restrictions, but says state of emergency will continue as long as feds have oneTennessee Gov. Bill Lee said he will extend the emergency declaration for as long as the federal government has a similar measure in place.
- House Democrats call for audit of Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's 'no-bid' coronavirus spendingThe letter comes after the House Speaker asked the comptroller to investigate Nashville's spending.
- Live stream the first 2020 presidential debate between Joe Biden, Donald TrumpWatch a live steam with real time fact checking of Joe Biden and President Donald Trump in the first 2020 presidential debate.
- Election Commission adds lawyer as Nashville referendum legal battle gears upThe Davidson County Election Commission on Tuesday hired the law firm Bradley to help as it goes to court over a proposed anti-tax referendum.
- What we know: Nashville election commission defers to judge on property tax referendumThe Nashville election commission asked a judge to weigh in on whether to put a property tax referendum to a vote. Here's what we know.
- Can you vote by mail in Tennessee this November? Here's what to know.With a flurry of legal action, here's a guide on whether you are eligible for an absentee ballot in Tennessee.
National Political News
- The latest on the 2020 election and SCOTUS battle
- READ: 2019 tax returns for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
- Joe Biden's boasts: A fact check ahead of the debateDuring his nearly 50 years in public office, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has made his share of gaffes, missteps and false claims. During Tuesday night's debate, Biden will likely spend a considerable amount of time speaking off the cuff about his extensive record and history in politics, something that has at times gotten him […]
- 10 false or misleading claims Biden and Trump make about each otherPresident Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden have spent the past few months attacking each other on several fronts. While Trump has leveled numerous baseless accusations against Biden, often exaggerating for effect, Biden has also made misleading and false claims about Trump, at times taking the President's words out of context.
- Trump campaign microtargeted Black Americans disproportionally 'to deter' them from voting in 2016 election, Channel 4 reportsIn 2016, Donald Trump's campaign targeted 3.5 million Black Americans with negative ads about Hillary Clinton to try and deter them from voting in the last presidential election, according to a new report from the UK's Channel 4 News.
- Mueller defends investigation after team member criticizes Russia probeFormer special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday defended his Russia investigation after a former lead prosecutor on the team published a book sharply critical of final decisions not to subpoena President Donald Trump for testimony or pursue a financial autopsy of his records during the probe.
- Census officials say early end risks incomplete tally in 10 statesCommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' surprise decision Monday evening to end 2020 census counting on October 5 risks an incomplete tally of as many as 10 states, including Florida and Georgia, according to Census Bureau officials.
- NYC elections board says nearly 100,000 Brooklyn voters received wrong ballot return envelopesA misprint by a third-party vendor caused nearly 100,000 Brooklyn voters to receive absentee ballot return envelopes with the wrong address and names printed on them, the New York City Board of Elections said, and voters will be sent new ballots.