Register to Vote

Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote in Tennessee, you must be a citizen of the United States.  You must be (18) years of age or older on or before the date of the next election.  You must be a resident of Tennessee.  View Guidelines for Determining Residency and special considerations for Homeless Persons Residency and Non-resident Property Owners.  You must not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, your voting rights must have been restored.  View Restoration of Voting Rights.  In order to participate in an election, a qualified voter must be properly registered no later than thirty (30) days before the election. The election commission office will process any by-mail voter registration form that has been postmarked at least thirty (30) days before the election. T.C.A 2-2-109.
 

How to Register to Vote

You can download and complete the Voter Registration Application and mail the application to your county election commission.  Also, you may pick up voter registration applications in person at the following locations:

  • County Election Commission Offices
  • County Clerk’s Offices
  • Public Libraries
  • Register of Deeds Offices

or during a transaction with one of the following agencies:

  • Department of Health (WIC program)
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Safety (motor vehicles division)
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Division: 
Elections