On Election Day, voting locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During Early Voting, weekday hours vary, but Early Voting locations are open some evenings and Saturdays. Check the Early Voting schedule for times and locations.
No. The voter card issued by our office provides information, such as your Voter ID#, Election Day Polling Location, Council District, School District, etc. While the Voter ID# helps us locate you more quickly in our system, the card is not required to vote. Please refer to What Do I Bring to Vote for photo ID requirements.
In Tennessee, we do not register by party. During a General Election, you can vote for a candidate of one party seeking an office and a candidate of another party seeking a different office. During a Primary Election, you must choose a ballot representing a single party.
Yes. Voting in the Primary Election is not a requirement for voting in General Elections.
Your voter registration does not transfer to other counties in Tennessee. You must register in your new county by submitting an Application for Voter Registration to your local county election commission office thirty (30) days prior to an election. To register online, go to ovr.govote.tn.gov.
Please reference the State of Tennessee’s Find My Legislator search page;
OR, you may use our convenient Election Day Polling Place Finder. After entering your address, Polling Place information is displayed. By choosing the Elected Officials tab, your local, state, and federal representatives are displayed.
Early Voting is convenient since you can vote at any Early Voting location. (On Election Day, you must vote at your assigned location.) Early Voting is available some evenings and on Saturdays. Waits (if any) are usually shorter than on Election Day, and you can update your address more quickly at any Early Voting location vs. on Election Day.
You must present an ID with your name and photograph to vote. The most commonly used photo ID is a Tennessee Driver License. You do not have to present the new REAL ID or your Voter Registration Card to vote.
A Primary Election is an election that narrows the field of candidates before a General Election.
You can check your voter registration status at the Tennessee Secretary of State – Division of Elections Voter Lookup or call our office at 615-862-8800.
If you are a registered voter and change your state of residency within thirty (30) days of a Presidential Election, and cannot meet the registration requirements of your new state for that election, you may cast your ballot for President and Vice President in the precinct where you were last registered.
Your new registration must be submitted online or postmarked or hand-delivered to either of our offices no later than thirty (30) days before an election, in order to vote in that election.
If your voter status is showing Inactive, our records indicate that you may have moved, triggering an address confirmation to be mailed to you. It is important to know that being Inactive does not mean you cannot vote. It just means we need to verify your address. Either return the address confirmation notice or verify, in writing, that your address is correct.
If you have moved within Davidson County, you may update your address online at ovr.govote.tn.gov OR mail, email or fax the signed Change of Address Request to our office OR write your new address on your current voter registration card, sign it, and mail to our office OR stop by one of our two office locations and we will assist you. Your request must be signed and received by our office no later than five days before an election.
To receive a replacement voter registration card, please follow the instructions on our Card Replacement page.
If your name has changed due to marriage or divorce, simply update your voter registration online.