You may obtain a free photo ID to vote from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
You will be asked to sign a form (called an affidavit) confirming that you do not have a valid government-issued photo ID for voting purposes.
To receive the ID you will also need to provide:
- Proof of US citizenship (such as a birth certificate)
- Two documents to prove Tennessee residency (such as a copy of a utility bill, vehicle registration/title or bank statement
If you do not have a birth certificate, ask to speak with a Driver Service Center manager who will work with you to identify possible other documentation to prove US citizenship.
If your Tennessee driver license does not have a photo you may choose to get a new photo driver license rather than a separate photo ID.
Free photo IDs are available at 48 of the Driver Service Centers across the state, but are not available at the West Knoxville Reinstatement Center in Knox County. Tell the employee greeting customers that you are at the center for a government-issued photo ID for voting purposes and you will be placed in the “express service” category to reduce wait times.
Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.