Voter registration

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Register to vote

Information for Tennessee

Voter requirements

Be a citizen of the United States

Be a resident of Tennessee

Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election

Not have been convicted of a felony, but if convicted, your eligibility to register and vote depends upon the crime you were convicted of and the date of your conviction. If your conviction has been expunged, you are not considered to have a felony conviction.

Not be adjudicated incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction (or have been restored to legal capacity)

Must register 30 days before the election

Vote by mail

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ID requirements

A photo ID is required to vote.
If you do not have an approved form of ID, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot and that ballot will only be counted if you provide an approved form of ID to the election commission by the close of business on the second business day after the election.

However, if you are indigent and unable to obtain proof of identification without payment of a fee, or have a religious objection to being photographed, you may vote by filling out an affidavit of identity.

Approved forms of ID include:
Tennessee driver’s license (even if expired),

Valid photo ID card issued by the federal or Tennessee state government,

Valid photo ID license issued by TN Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security,

Valid U.S. passport,

Valid U.S. military ID with photo,

Tennessee handgun carry permit with photo


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions