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Tennessee Voting Guide

Welcome to FindLaw's Tennesee Voting Guide. The voting process can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with your state's rules and processes. Learning the basics of voting in Tennessee can make casting your ballot much easier.

Am I eligible to vote in Tennessee?

Your voting eligibility depends on whether you meet the following criteria:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • A resident of Tennessee
  • At least 18 years of age on Election Day

The state government may suspend your right to vote if you were convicted of a disenfranchising crime such as voter fraud, treason, murder, or rape. 

According to Article 4 of the Tennessee Constitution, the state government may deny any person convicted of “infamous” crimes the right to vote. The legislature also established certain conditions related to the restoration of voting rights. The crime committed and the conviction sentence determines how to restore voting rights.


Where Do I Vote?

You can find the location of your local polling place on the voter registration information lookup page of the Secretary of State's website.

How To Register in Tennessee

There are several ways to register to vote in Tennessee. This includes registering:

In Person

Pick up an application at the library, County Election Commission, County Clerk's, or Registrar of Deeds.


You can use the Tennessee Online Voter Registration System to register to vote online or change your address.

At an Agency

Register at the Departments of Health, Human Services, Safety, Veteran's Affairs, and others.

By Mail

You can download a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it to your county election commission.

Tennessee Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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