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

  • Use online voter registration to conveniently register to vote or update your voter registration.
  • Download and complete the Voter Registration Application and mail the application to your county election commission.  
  • 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
  • Register 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