Registered Tennessee voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must bring valid ID to the election commission office before close of business two business days after the election. If you are an indigent voter and unable to obtain ID, or if you have a religious objection to being photographed, you can sign an affidavit of identity and vote.
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