VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Voters in Tennessee are registered in the county they are residents of. If you move from one county to another you must register to vote in the county of your residence. Voter registration does not transfer from county to county.

 

Who May Register to Vote?

Any citizen of the United States who is or will be eighteen (18) 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. T.C.A 2-2-102 and 2-2-104. 


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How and Where May Qualified Voters Register?

Qualified voters register to vote by obtaining and completing a voter registration form and filing the form with the local county election commission. Polk County Election Commission P.O. Box 157, Benton, TN 37307 or 6050 Hwy 411, Benton, TN 37307 - M-F 8:30 - 4:30. Persons may register in Tennessee: In-person and By-mail. T.C.A. 2-2-108, 2-2-110, 2-2-115, 2-2-116, 2-2-201, and 2-2-202.


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Registering In-Person

Registration forms may be completed at the local county election commission office, Department of Safety (motor vehicles division), Department of Health (WIC program), Department of Human Services, Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Department of Veterans Affairs, public libraries, county clerk’s offices, register of deeds offices and many other government offices. The form may be downloaded from this site and mailed or hand delivered to the Election Commission.  


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Registering By-Mail 

Voter registration by-mail forms may be obtained from the county election commission office, the post office, and a variety of other public offices across the state. The form must be fully completed and by mail registration requires that you vote in-person the first time.


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When May A Qualified Voter Register? 

In order to participate in an election, a qualified voter must be properly registered no later than thirty (30) days before the election. The election commission office will process any by-mail voter registration form that has been postmarked at least thirty (30) days before the election. T.C.A 2-2-109.

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