October 5 is Last Day for Voter Registration


        Tennesseans who want to vote in the November 3 State and Federal General Election have less than a week until the voter registration deadline on Monday, October 5.

       “To make your voice heard at the polls on Election Day, you need to register to vote,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “With the convenience of our online voter registration system, it’s never been easier or safer for Tennesseans to register to vote or update their registration.”

       Registering to vote, updating your address, or checking your registration status is fast, easy and secure with the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system. Any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register online from any computer or mobile device at GoVoteTN.com.

       Voters can also download a paper voter registration application at GoVoteTN.com. Completed paper voter registration applications must be submitted or postmarked to your local county election commission office by October 5. 

       Election Day registration is not available. 

       Early voting for the November 3 election starts Wednesday, October 14, and runs Monday to Saturday until Thursday, October 29.

       Voters can find early voting and Election Day polling locations, view and mark sample ballots and much more at GoVoteTN.com or on the free GoVoteTN app available in the App Store and Google Play.

       For more information about registering to vote, voter eligibility, photo IDs, and other Election Day details visit GoVoteTN.com, call the Division of Elections toll-free at 1-877-850-4959, or call the Wayne County Election Commission office at 931-722-3517.