Elections

Tennessee Senate District 14 Special Election

There will be a special election for voters in Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and Rutherford counties to fill the Tennessee Senate District 14 vacancy. The writ of election and key dates are now available. The primary election will be Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The general election will be Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Tennessee Senate District 17 Special Election

There will be a special election for voters in Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith and Wilson counties to fill the Tennessee Senate District 17 vacancy. The writ of election and key dates are now available. The primary election was Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The general election will be Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Daily turnout for early and absentee voting is currently available.

Highlighted Programs

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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....

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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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.

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

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.
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.
Tennesseans Can Now Register To Vote Online
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is proud to officially launch the state’s new online voter registration system. The system offers a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. Counties across Tennessee can now securely receive voter registration information faster than using traditional paper registrations
L to R: Secretary Hargett, Davidson County Administrator of Elections Jeff Roberts, Montgomery County Administrator of Elections Elizabeth Black, Moore County Administrator of Elections Jim Sanders and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins
Davidson, Montgomery and Moore County Elections Officials Pass Certification Exam
Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate three administrators of elections who passed the state certification exam Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
2015 Edition Tennessee Election Laws book
Elections Officials in Three Counties Recognized for Passing Certification Exam
Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate three administrators of elections who passed the state certification exam Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.
Elector Mike Callahan who represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District signs a voting certificate in the House Chamber Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.
Tennessee Presidential Electors Unanimously Vote for Donald Trump
Tennessee’s presidential electors met at the State Capitol Monday to cast their ballots for president of the United States. The Volunteer State has 11 of the total 538 electoral votes that make up the U.S. Electoral College.

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