TENNESSEE Voter ID Information

Registered Tennessee voters will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. Voters without ID can sign a form swearing that they are unable to afford the documents required to obtain ID.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN TENNESSEE

Photo ID with voter’s name, even if expired:
  • TN driver license or TN state ID
  • US Passport
  • ID issued by TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • ID issued by federal or TN state government
  • US Military ID
  • TN handgun carry permit
NOTE: College student ID unacceptable
Can sign form under oath if unable to afford documents to get photo ID

 

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS

First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Tennessee does not accept IDs from other states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

NO! Tennessee does not accept student ID.

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