Prepare Now to #GoVoteTN Thursday

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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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.

Use the App While Casting Your BallotGraphic with iPhone that says "GoVoteTN Voter App"

The easiest way for voters to find their polling locations, view and mark sample ballots, see their elected officials, districts and county election commission information as well as access online state and federal election results is through the GoVoteTN app.

Voters can download the free app in the App Store, on Google Play or at


New to Voting in Tennessee?

Watch What is Voting Like? produced by the Secretary of State's office about what voters can expect when casting a ballot in the state of Tennessee.


Being flexible may also help speed up the process. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon are usually slower times at polling locations, while early morning, noon and 5 p.m. are peak times as people typically vote before work, after work or on their lunch breaks.

Voter ID

A poll worker handing a voter their photo ID back at a polling locationTennesseans voting on Election Day should remember to bring valid photo identification. A driver's license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security as well as photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government or the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired. College student IDs are not acceptable.

More information about what types of ID are acceptable can be found at

Voters Who Have Difficulty Standing in Line

Frail, physically disabled or visibly pregnant voters should tell their polling officials if they are unable to wait in line to vote. The law allows them to move through the process faster.

When Do Polls Close?

All polls in Tennessee close at 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT.

Election Results

You can monitor unofficial election results as they are reported on Twitter or online at

Follow these accounts Thursday night:Twitter logo, blue bird

@tnsenated - Tennessee Senate Democrats
@tnsenater - Tennessee Senate Republicans
@tnhoused - Tennessee House Democrats
@tnhouser - Tennessee House Republicans
@tnjudicial - Tennessee Judicial Retention
@tnjudges - Tennessee Judge
@tnscelection - Tennessee Supreme Court
@tnushouse - U.S. House

Logo for Honor Vote Program that says " #GoVoteTN 2016"

Honor Vote

Voters are encouraged to honor their vote with Honor Vote. The Honor Vote program allows Tennesseans to dedicate their vote to those serving or who have served our country in the U.S. military. To take advantage of this opportunity, visit


People with questions or concerns about the voting process can go to or call the Division of Elections toll free at 1-877-850-4959.