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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline to register for the 2020 presidential election?
In Tennessee, you must register by October 5, 2020 if you want to vote in the November 3, 2020 presidential election.

Do I have to register to vote for each election?
No. Once registered, you do not need to register again unless you move.

Can I register online?
In Tennessee you can register online if you have a Tennessee driver’s license or a Tennessee issued ID. (VolCards are not accepted as ID for registering or voting)

Can I vote online?

Can I vote by mail?
In Tennessee you can vote by mail if you meet certain requirements. If this is your first time voting, you will have to show your photo ID at an election commission if you want to be able to vote by mail your first time.

What is early voting?
In Tennessee, early voting usually lasts for two weeks during the month prior to election day. The advantages of voting early can be 1) vote when it is convenient for your schedule 2) lines are less long, if there is a line at all 3) you can vote at any of the early voting locations in your county, whereas on election day you will have to go to your specific voting location.

Where do I early vote?
In Tennessee you can vote at any of the early voting locations in your county.

Can I use my VolCard as a form of photo ID to vote?

How do I register using a paper form?

What is is like to vote in person?

How do I use the voting machines in Tennessee?

How do I use the voting machines for people with disabilities?