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Voting in Person

What is Early Voting?

Early Voting is voting that allows you to vote ahead of election day. Early Voting is usually two weeks prior to election day, but check your local county calendar. One convenient thing about Early Voting is that you can vote at any early voting location in the county where you are registered. Early Voting allows you to pick a day and time that is convenient for you and there is usually less of a wait. You can find your Early Voting locations by searching here.

What is Election Day Voting?

Election Day Voting is voting that happens on election day. If you vote on election day, you must vote at your designated voting precinct location. You can find your location by searching here.

What is required to vote in person?

You must have one of these photo IDs below. IDs can be 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

Can I use my VolCard or College ID?

No. In Tennessee Student College IDs are not an acceptable form of identification for voting.

How do ballots and voting machines work?

What is it like to vote in person?