Who May Register to Vote in Tennessee:
According to Tennessee state law, any citizen of the United States who is or will be eighteen years of age or older before the date of the next election and who is a resident of Tennessee may register to vote unless disqualified under the law.
Registering in Person:
Registration applications are available at the county election commission office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, public libraries, county clerk’s offices, and register of deeds offices.
Registering by Mail:
Voter's registration-by-mail forms are available at the county election commission office, the post office, or can be downloaded here.
Changing Your Name or Address:
After a move or a legal name change, you will need to fill out a new voter's registration application reflecting the changes. The application is the same form used for new registrations and may be found at any of the above locations.
Registering in Time to Vote:
Tennessee state law mandates that a qualified voter must be properly registered no later than thirty days before the election, in order to participate in that election. The election commission office will process any by-mail voter registration form that has been postmarked at least thirty days before the election.