November 8,2016 - General ELECTION DAY (State and Federal General Election) November
Absentee Ballot Begins: First day to receive requests for by-mail ballots from persons other than military and overseas voters. November
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Deadline to mail ballots to military and overseas voters who have filed an application for ballot by this date.
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: Last day to register to vote in General Election (in person)
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: First day to vote early (in person)
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to apply for absentee ballot by mail. (application must be recieved by this day)
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Last day for early voting (in person)
Mayoral Elections and Others
Collierville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Stan R. Joyner, Jr. - Population(43,965)
Hendersonville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Scott Foster - Population(51,372)
Johnson City Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Ralph Van Brocklin - Population(63,152)
November 8, 2016
Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016
Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes
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.
Voting At The Polls On Election Day
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. The information on this website
is provided to ensure that all Tennessee voters have access to information about the new law.
What ID is required when voting?
Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:
Tennessee driver 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 Tennessee state government
United States Military photo ID
Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo
What IDs are not acceptable?
College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable.
This includes county or city issued photo IDs, such as library cards, and photo IDs issued by other states.
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
What if I registered by mail and am voting in my first election?
Federal law requires first time voters who register by mail to present one of the following:
A current photo identification with voter’s name and photo OR
If the photo identification is expired, the voter must also present one of the following: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the voter’s name and address.
Is an expired photo ID acceptable?
Yes, as long as it was validly issued by the federal or Tennessee state government and contains the name and photograph of the voter.
What if I don’t bring a photo ID to the polling place?
If you don’t bring a photo ID, you will vote a provisional ballot. You will then have two (2) business days after Election Day to return to the election commission office to show a valid photo ID. Upon returning to the election commission office, the voter will sign an affidavit and a copy of the voter’s photo ID will be made to be reviewed by the counting board.
What if I don’t have a photo ID?
You may obtain a free photo ID to vote from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security
at any participating driver service center across the state. You may use the “express service” line
at the driver service center to obtain your photo ID to minimize wait times. Visit the Department of
Safety and Homeland Security web site for more information.
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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM- 8:00PM ET /7:00 PM CT
Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-3-201. Hours of election:
Polling places shall be open for voting for a minimum of ten (10) continuous hours but no more than thirteen (13) hours. All polling places in counties in the eastern time zone shall close at eight o'clock p.m. (8:00 p.m.) prevailing time and polling places in counties in the central time zone shall close at seven o'clock p.m. (7:00 p.m.) prevailing time.
In any county having a population of not less than one hundred twenty thousand (120,000) according to the 1970 federal census or any subsequent federal census, all polling places shall open by eight o'clock a.m. (8:00 a.m.) prevailing time, but nothing shall prevent an earlier opening time in the discretion of the county election commission.
In the case of municipal elections in a municipality having a population of not more than five thousand (5,000), according to the 1980 federal census or any subsequent federal census, where there is no opposition for any of the offices involved, the polling places shall open at the hour of ten o'clock a.m. (10:00 a.m.) and close at the hour of six o'clock p.m. (6:00 p.m.).
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
If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?
When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your
residential address. When registered voters move,
they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting
Check if you need to re-register to vote