Countdown to the Voter Registration Deadline for the November 8 Election

Elections

2016 State and Federal General Election Candidates

The list of 2016 state and federal candidates for the November 8 general election is available in PDF or Excel formats.

2016 State and Federal Election Results

Official election results from the August 4 state primary and county general election.

Highlighted Programs

Williamson County Courthouse

Need to register to vote, update your address, submit a change of name request or request a duplicate voter registration card? Contact your local...

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See the answers to questions frequently asked about Tennessee elections.

Cell phone displaying #GoVoteTN voter app, Tri-star, Words "GoVoteTN Voter App"

The GoVoteTN app allows Tennesseans the opportunity to view their sample ballot, locate their polling location and learn about their district....

Three soldiers saluting with the words "Honor Vote"

The Honor Vote program gives Tennesseans the opportunity to dedicate their vote to active-duty military personnel and veterans.

Sign that says "I'm registered to vote. Are you?", www.GoVoteTN.com, National Voter Registration Month

Provides a link to the voter registration application and outlines the qualifications to vote.

Map of Middle and East Tennessee showing Nashville, Chattnoonga and Knoxville

This tool allows the voter to review their registration information, the early voting schedule and locate their Election Day polling place.

Elections Videos

This video explains how Tennessee students should conduct voter registration drives on college campuses across the state. It is produced by the Tennessee Secretary of State's office and the Division of Elections.
This video explains what voters can expect when casting a ballot in the state of Tennessee. It is produced by the Tennessee Secretary of State's office and the Division of Elections.
Do you ever wonder if voting matters? This video explains why your vote actually does matter and why you should vote in this upcoming election.
Sign that says  "I'm registered to vote. Are you?" www.GoVoteTN.com National Voter Registration Month
Use #GoVoteTN to Celebrate National Voter Registration Month
Secretary of State Tre Hargett is urging Tennesseans to use #GoVoteTN on social media as a way to encourage others to register to vote. During the month of September, which is National Voter Registration Month, people should have someone take a picture of them holding an "I'm registered to vote. Are you?" sign, then post it using the hashtag #GoVoteTN.
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Students Invited to Participate in Tennessee's First Ever Student Mock Election
This fall students across Tennessee will be able to do something most kids can't: vote for president of the United States.
Two women walking into a polling location with a sign on the door that says "Vote Here Photo ID Required"
Prepare Now to #GoVoteTN Thursday
The Division of Elections would like to remind Tennesseans how to make voting in the August 4 state primary and county general election go as smoothly as possible. 281,269 voters cast early or absentee ballots ahead of Election Day.
Sign that says Early Voting
Tennesseans Take Advantage of Early Voting
Tennesseans are showing up to vote early in the August 4 state primary and county general election. So far a total of 124,433 voters have voted early or cast absentee ballots.

The Division of Elections is headed by the Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins, who oversees the election process in the State of Tennessee. The Coordinator of Elections works directly with ninety-five (95) local county election commissions, candidates and the public on election related issues.  The county election commissions are appointed by the State Election Commission.  There are ninety-five (95) county election commission offices throughout the State. 

Division of Elections
Mark Goins, Coordinator of Elections
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-7956
1-877-850-4959
tennessee.elections@tn.gov

The State Election Commission is composed of seven members, four from the political party holding a majority of seats in the General Assembly and three from the minority party. These individuals are elected for a term of four years. This is the only commission in Tennessee state government which is elected wholly by the General Assembly.

To be eligible to serve on the State Election Commission one must be at least 25 years old, a resident of this state for at least seven years, and a resident of the grand division of the state from which one seeks election for at least four years preceding the election. No more than any two members may be from the same grand division of the state.

The State Election Commission is responsible for appointing five county election commissioners for every county in the state. This is done on the first Monday in April in every odd-numbered year. After making such appointments, the state commissioners then monitor the activities and performance of the county election commissioners and shall remove a county election commissioner for violation of the oath of office or if that person is no longer qualified to hold the position.

Candidates for statewide offices qualify by filing their candidate petitions with the commission, and the commission must pass on the correctness and propriety of such petitions. The commission works very closely with the coordinator of elections toward the common goal of maintaining uniformity in elections as well as preserving the purity of the ballot.

Members of the State Election Commission are:

  • Donna Barrett, Murfreesboro;
  • Judy Blackburn, Morristown;
  • Greg Duckett, Memphis;
  • Mike McDonald, Portland;
  • Jimmy Wallace, Jackson;
  • Tom Wheeler, Clinton;
  • Kent Younce, La Follette.

Please address all correspondence for the State Election Commission to the Division of Elections:

Division of Elections 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue 7th Floor, Snodgrass Tower Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0309 (615) 741-7956