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Federal and State Candidate Lists

View candidates lists U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Tennessee General Assembly.

Absentee By-mail Ballot Information

Outlines the timeframe for early voting and the procedures for requesting a by-mail absentee ballot.

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The Tennessee Online Voter Registration System offers a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved....

2020 Election Calendar

View key dates for the 2020 election cycle by clicking read more.

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

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.

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...

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

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

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See the answers to questions frequently asked about Tennessee elections.

Elections Videos

Tennessee state law provides numerous ways to vote absentee by-mail. This video explains the popular reasons you can vote absentee by-mail and how to apply. Visit GoVoteTN.com for more information.
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.
This video, produced by the Tennessee Secretary of State's office and the Division of Elections, highlights Tennessee’s online voter registration system launched in 2017. The system offers a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. For more information, visit GoVoteTN.com.
Tennessee Secretary of State Announces College Voter Registration Contest Winners
Nearly 3,000 students registered to vote during September as part of the contest.
Press Release
Secretary of State Tre Hargett Appoints Members to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Standards Board
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett today appointed the state’s two representatives to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board, in compliance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA).
Secretary Hargett Encourages Tennesseans to Take Part in National Voter Registration Day
Secretary of State Tre Hargett encourages all Tennesseans to participate in National Voter Registration Day by registering to vote, checking their voter registration status or showing someone else how to register online.
Effort to Digitize World War I Artifacts Heads to Union City
Over a five-year period, World War I ravaged Europe, the Middle East and parts of North Africa, overturning governments and costing millions of lives.

About Elections

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

About the State Election Commission

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