Voter Registration in Tennessee

Get registered and ready to vote in Tennessee! 

This page covers:

   Tennessee Voter Eligibility Requirements 
   Tennessee Voter Registration ID Requirements
➜   How to Register to Vote in Tennessee 
   Frequently Asked Questions

Registering to vote is just the first step. Check Tennessee’s voter ID requirements and make sure you have the right ID to cast a ballot that counts.




Tennessee Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Tennessee.

You are eligible to vote in Tennessee if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You are a resident of Tennessee. 
  • You are at least 18 years of age on Election Day.

You cannot register to vote in Tennessee if:

  • You have been convicted of a felony and your civil rights have not been restored.




Tennessee Voter Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, then leave that space blank on your registration form.

If don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number your provide to official records, you will have to show an accepted form of ID the first time you vote.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, Tennessee does not allow you to register and vote on the same day. 

Tennessee’s deadline to register for an upcoming election is 30 days before Election Day.

If the deadline has passed, you can still submit a registration application. It will be processed for future elections.

You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your county election comission..

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect.  

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Tennessee use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using their Tennessee school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Tennessee if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.

Student ID is not accepted for voting in Tennessee. You can find a full list of your ID options here.


VoteRiders is here to help!
Contact us if you have questions or need free help getting ID.


How to Register to Vote in Tennessee 

Submit the form below to register in Tennessee online.

You can also complete a PDF form and send it to your county election commission. Find your local office.

Don’t have a state-issued ID? VoteRiders is here to help!
Contact us if you have questions or need free help getting ID.