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.
2014 Important Events Calendar
|April 2014 Dates|
| Filing deadline for primary Ballot access - Noon||April 3, 2014 -|
| Independent Filing deadline for General Election - Noon||April 3, 2014|
|May 2014 Dates|
| County Primary Election Day.||May 6, 2014|
|July 2014 Dates|
| Ballot Request||July 31, 2014 -|
| Registration||July 31, 2014|
|August 2014 Dates|
| Ballot Return||August 7, 2014 -|
| Congressional Primary||August 7, 2014|
|October 2014 Dates|
| Last day to register to vote in person and by postmark with the local County Election Commission Office.||October 6, 2014|
| First day a voter may vote early by personal appearance. Election commission office must be open two (2) Saturdays during the early voting period.||October 15, 2014|
| Ballot Request Deadline - Last day an Administrator of Elections may process an application for absentee ballot.||October 28, 2014 -|
| Last day a voter may vote early by personal appearance.||October 30, 2014|
|November 2014 Dates|
| An employee eligible to vote pursuant to TCA 2-1-106 must notify his/her employer by 12:00 NOON prevailing time on this date.||November 3, 2014 -|
| November General Election Day||November 4, 2014|
| Ballot Return||November 4, 2014 -|
Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
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 voterâs 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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