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Elections

2016 State and Federal Candidates

The list of 2016 state and federal candidates is available in PDF or CSV formats. The list represents individuals who have qualified for state and federal elections. County election commissions will meet to determine whether all qualifying criteria have been met.

2016 Presidential Primary and Presidential Delegate Results

The results for the March 1 presidential preference primary, or "SEC Primary," are available here.

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

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

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

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

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

Online Voter Registration Bill Passes General Assembly
Tennesseans are two steps closer to being able to register to vote online. This morning the House passed HB1742. This comes on the heels of the Senate unanimously passing SB1626 on Monday.
Goins Elected Chairman of Election Assistance Commission Board
Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins was recently elected to serve as chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board. His term begins on April 29 and will last one year.
Tennesseans Break Primary Voting Record
The Division of Elections reports a record number of Tennesseans voted in the March 1 presidential preference primary or "SEC Primary." A record-breaking 1,226,113 Tennesseans voted to decide who could be the next president of the United States. That figure includes the 385,653 people who shattered the early voting record as well. A total of 854,792 Republicans voted in the primary along with 371,321 Democrats.
Prepare Now to #GoVoteTN in the March 1 "SEC Primary"
The Division of Elections would like to remind Tennesseans how to make voting in the March 1 presidential preference primary, or "SEC Primary," go as smoothly as possible. Based on last week's record-breaking 385,653 voters who cast their ballots early, Tuesday could be a very busy day across the Volunteer State. One million or more registered voters could show up to the polls.

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