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Time off for voting

Employees who begin their work day less than 3 hours after polls open and finish less than 3 hours before polls close are entitled to up to 3 hours paid leave to vote. The employee must request leave by noon the day before Election Day. The employer can set the time for leave to vote.

2015 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
January 2015 Dates
Governor-Elect, Bill Haslam - Republican, Inauguration DateJanuary 17, 2015 -

2016 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
January 2016 Dates
Primary: Deadline to mail ballots to military and overseas voters who have filed an application for ballot by this date. MarchJanuary 16, 2016 -
February 2016 Dates
Primary: Voter registration deadline. MarchFebruary 1, 2016
Primary: First day to receive requests for by-mail ballots from persons other than military and overseas voters. MayFebruary 3, 2016
Primary: First day to vote early in person. MarchFebruary 10, 2016 -
Primary: Last day to vote early in person. MarchFebruary 23, 2016
Primary: Deadline for receiving an application for a by-mail ballot. MarchFebruary 23, 2016 -
Primary: Withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for May county primary candidates. MayFebruary 25, 2016
March 2016 Dates
Primary: ELECTION DAY (Presidential Preference Primary and County Primary) MarchMarch 1, 2016
Primary: Deadline to mail ballots to military and overseas voters who have filed an application for ballot by this date. MayMarch 19, 2016
April 2016 Dates
Primary: Voter registration deadline. MayApril 4, 2016
Primary: First day of early voting. MayApril 13, 2016
Primary: Withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for state/federal primary candidates and independent candidates of these offices. August, NovemberApril 14, 2016 -
Primary: Deadline for receiving an application for a by-mail ballot. MayApril 26, 2016
Primary: Last day to vote early in person. MayApril 28, 2016 -
May 2016 Dates
Primary ELECTION DAYMay 3, 2016
Primary: First day to receive requests for by-mail ballots from persons other than military and overseas voters. AugustMay 6, 2016
June 2016 Dates
Primary: Deadline to mail ballots to military and overseas voters who have filed an application for ballot by this date. AugustJune 20, 2016 -
July 2016 Dates
Primary: Voter registration deadline. AugustJuly 5, 2016
Primary: First day to vote early in person. AugustJuly 15, 2016
Primary: Deadline for receiving an application for a by-mail ballot. AugustJuly 28, 2016 -
Primary: Last day to vote early in person. AugustJuly 30, 2016
August 2016 Dates
Primary ELECTION DAY (State Primary and County General) AugustAugust 4, 2016
General: Primary: First day to receive requests for by-mail ballots from persons other than military and overseas voters. NovemberAugust 10, 2016
General: Withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for independent presidential candidates and municipal candidates. NovemberAugust 25, 2016 -
September 2016 Dates
General: Deadline to mail ballots to military and overseas voters who have filed an application for ballot by this date. NovemberSeptember 24, 2016 -
October 2016 Dates
General: Voter registration deadline. NovemberOctober 11, 2016
General: First day vote early in person. NovemberOctober 19, 2016
November 2016 Dates
General: Deadline for receiving an application for a by-mail ballot. NovemberNovember 1, 2016 -
General: Last day to vote early in person. NovemberNovember 3, 2016
General ELECTION DAY (State and Federal General Election) NovemberNovember 8, 2016

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use tnmap.tn.gov If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Tennessee

Poll Hours: most polling places are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. All precincts close at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and 7:00 p.m. Central.

Early Voting Period: October 15th - October 30th

  • Through the first seven days of early voting, 224,721 people across the state have taken advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballots early
  • People can vote early at their county election commission office or, in some counties, at satellite voting locations around their communities.Read More ...

Bring Appropriate identification with you to the polls

  • All voters must present an ID containing the voter’s name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day.

Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

  • Tennessee drivers license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or any state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • State-issued handgun carry permit with your photo

What IDs are not acceptable?

  • College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or a state government are NOT acceptable.

Who is exempt?

  • Voters who vote absentee by mail (view requirements here)
  • Voters who are residents of a licensed nursing home or assisted living center and who vote at the facility
  • Voters who are hospitalized
  • Voters with a religious objection to being photographed
  • Voters who are indigent and unable to obtain a photo ID without paying a fee

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