The Tennessee State Primary Election takes place on Thursday, Aug. 6. The ballot includes a number of options at the Federal, State and Local levels. Are you prepared to vote? Do you know if you are registered? The location of your polling place? How to request an absentee ballot? If you don't know the answers, we're here to help!
The registration deadline for the August election is Tuesday, Jul. 7. Eligible Tennessee residents may register to vote or update their registration online or by mail. To register to vote online, complete the Tennessee Online Voter Registration application at govotetn.com.
If you would prefer to use a paper application, download and complete the Tennessee Mail-In Application. The application must be sent to your local election commission by mail. The Shelby County Election Commission also accepts hand-delivered applications at its Nixon and Poplar offices. To find your local election commission, visit govotetn.com. Online applications must be submitted and mail-in applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Tuesday, Jul. 7 to vote in the August election.
Those already registered to vote may verify their registration information—including address, polling location, Election Day hours, election districts and more—via the Tennessee Election Commission's Voter Registration Information tool.
Pursuant to the June 4, 2020 Order of the Davidson County Chancery Court, registered voters who do not wish to vote in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to request an absentee ballot by mail. If you would prefer to vote by mail, download and complete the Absentee By-Mail Ballot Request form. The form may be submitted by mail, fax or email to your local county election commission. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, Jul. 30.
Be advised that if you have never voted before and you registered by mail, you are ineligible for an absentee ballot as voters must vote in-person their first time. Additionally, the rules for absentee voting could change due to COVID-19.
Early voting begins Friday, Jul. 17 and lasts through Saturday, Aug. 1. Election Day is Aug. 6. You may vote at any location during the early voting period, however, you must vote at your regular polling place on Election Day. For more information about the upcoming election, visit shelbyvote.com.
Voter Information Quick Links
Compiled below are several links, including ones mentioned above, to help members stay informed about the upcoming election. Click on the relevant section(s) to find information based on voter location.
- Tennessee Election Commission
- Voter Information Lookup
- Online Voter Registration
- Tennessee Mail-In Application
- Absentee By-Mail Ballot Request Form
- Absentee Voting FAQ
- County Election Commissions
- 2020 Election Calendar
Shelby County Resources
- Shelby County Election Commission
- Find Your Districts
- Early Voting Locations & Schedule
- Democratic Primary Sample Ballot
- Republican Primary Sample Ballot
- General Election Sample Ballot
- MPL Informed Voter – Meet the Candidates
Fayette County Resources
Tipton County Resources
If you have questions pertaining to the election, please contact your local election commission.