Organisation : Tennessee Secretary of State
Facility : Election FAQS
Country : United States
State : Tennessee
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How can I become a poll official? :
Are you a registered voter in your county and interested in working the polls on Election Day? If so, contact your local county election commission office to learn more about these appointments. Note, individuals who are seventeen (17) and meet all other requirements may be appointed.
How can I load the GoVoteTN app? :
How do I contact my county election commission? :
How do I obtain a duplicate voter registration card? :
To receive a duplicate voter registration card, you must make a request, in writing, to your local county election commission office. In your letter, inform your election commission that you have lost your original voter registration card. When voting, your voter registration card is not required. All voters must present a federal or Tennessee state government ID containing the voter’s name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day.
To obtain your voter information which includes your current address, polling location and representatives, use our voter lookup site.
How do I register to vote? :
Download a Tennessee voter registration application and submit the application to your local county election commission. In order to participate in an election, a qualified voter must be properly registered no later than thirty (30) days before the election. The election commission office will process any by-mail voter registration form that has been postmarked at least thirty (30) days before the election. Once you are registered, please tell your friends on social media by printing a sign and posting your photo with it using the hashtag #GoVoteTN . You can print it in color or black and white.
For citizens outside of Tennessee: If you are a resident of another state, visit the NASS lookup at CanIVote.org to learn how you can register to vote.
How do I request an absentee ballot if I am in the military or overseas? :
Military personnel, their family members and overseas voters (UOCAVA voters) may request an absentee ballot by completing a Federal Post Card application, also known as a “Form 76 or FPCA” (herein Form 76). Once the application is complete, the form may be mailed, faxed or emailed as an attached document which includes a scanned signature to your local county election commission office. The Federal Voting Assistance Program provides an online version of the Form 76 that a voter may complete and send to the local county election commission.
When completing the form, Tennessee requires the voter’s full social security number in Block 4. You may receive your absentee ballot via email or mail depending on your selection in Block 6. Block 7 requires your Tennessee residential address. Block 8 requires the address to which you want your ballot sent and must be completed even if your ballot is being emailed to you.
UOCAVA voters may track their ballot using our voter lookup page. Enter your information and you will be able to track when the ballot was sent to you and when your voted ballot was received by the local county election commission. If you need assistance, contact your local county election commission office.
The voted ballot must be received by the local county election commission office by the close of polls on election day to be counted.
How do I request an absentee ballot? :
To vote by-mail, a registered voter must meet certain requirements.
A registered voter may request an application for a by-mail ballot no earlier than ninety (90) days before the election and no later than seven (7) days before the election. To be processed for the next election, the application must be received by the election commission no later than seven (7) days before the election.
To request a by-mail absentee ballot, mail, fax or email with an attached document which includes a scanned signature the following information directly to your local county election commission office:
** Name of the registered voter
** Address of the voter’s residence
** Voter’s social security number
** Voter’s date of birth
** Address to mail the ballot outside the county (this applies only when the reason for voting by mail involves that the voter will be outside of the county during early voting and on Election Day)
** The election in which the voter wishes to participate. If the election involves a primary, the political party in which the voter wishes to participate.
** Reason the voter wishes to vote absentee. If applicable, a copy of the CDL containing the CDL number or the TWIC card must be included in the voter’s request.
** Voter’s signature
A request that contains this information will be processed and a ballot will be mailed to the voter.