Registering to vote in Nashville, TN

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Before you can rock the vote, rock the vote, baby — we’ve got to make sure you’re registered. National Voter Registration Day is just five days away (Tues., Sept. 20), and whether you’re a seasoned voter or it’s your first year at the ballot box, we want to make sure you’re prepared when it’s time to hit the polls in Nashville.

Dates to note

  • Tues., Oct. 11 | Voter registration deadline
  • Tues., Nov. 1 | Deadline to request an absentee ballot
  • Tues., Nov. 8 | State and federal general, Belle Meade, Forest Hills, and Goodlettsville municipal Election Day

What you need to register

If you’re registering online, you’ll need a Tennessee driver’s license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID.

If you don’t have either of these things, you can still print the voter registration form and mail it to your local election office (find that address here).

As a friendly reminder, in order to be eligible to vote in the State of Tennessee, voters must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a resident of Tennessee
  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day

Eligibility to vote may differ for citizens convicted of felonies based on the crime and date of conviction. Read more about restoring your voting rights here.

Where to register

Register online here. Below, you’ll find a list of local agencies where you can register in-person:

Find more places to register + check your voter registration status.