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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Tennessee.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Scheduled Elections In Tennessee

DateElection
May 1,2018 May 1 ,2018 - Knox County Primary Election
August 2,2018 August 2, 2018 - State and Federal Primary
November 6,2018 2018 November 6 General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

May 1 ,2018 - Knox County Primary Election -- Date: May 1,2018
Deadlines
January 31, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request starts:First day to request an absentee ballot
February 15, 2018 Candidate Qualifying Deadline:February 15, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Qualifying Deadline
February 22, 2018 Candidate Withdrawal Deadline:February 22, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
April 2, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Final day to register to vote before election
April 11, 2018 Early Voting begins:First day of Early Voting period
April 24, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request ends:Final day to request an absentee ballot
April 26, 2018 Early Voting ends:Final day of Early Voting period
August 2, 2018 - State and Federal Primary -- Date: August 2,2018
Deadlines
April 5, 2018 Candidate Qualifying Deadline:April 5, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Qualifying Deadline (FOR STATE/FEDERAL/FARRAGUT CANDIDATES)
April 12, 2018 Candidate Withdrawal Deadline:April 12, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Withdrawal Deadline (FOR STATE/FEDERAL/FARRAGUT CANDIDATES)
May 4, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request starts:First day to request an absentee ballot
July 3, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Final day to register to vote before election
July 13, 2018 Early Voting begins:First day of Early Voting period
July 26, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request ends:Final day to request an absentee ballot
July 28, 2018 Early Voting ends:Final day of Early Voting period
2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018
Deadlines
August 8, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request starts:First day to request an absentee ballot
October 8, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Final day to register to vote before election
October 17, 2018 Early Voting begins:First day of Early Voting period
October 30, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request ends:Final day to request an absentee ballot
November 1, 2018 Early Voting ends:Final day of Early Voting period

The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places

Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00PM ET/7:00 PM CT
Tenn. Code Ann. ยง 2-3-201. Hours of election: Polling places shall be open for voting for a minimum of ten (10) continuous hours but no more than thirteen (13) hours. All polling places in counties in the eastern time zone shall close at eight o'clock p.m. (8:00 p.m.) prevailing time and polling places in counties in the central time zone shall close at seven o'clock p.m. (7:00 p.m.) prevailing time.

Am I Eligible To Vote in Tennessee?

To register to vote in the State of Tennessee, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a citizen of the United States,(18) years of age or older on or before the date of the next election.
  • Be a resident of Tennesse
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, your full rights of citizenship must have been restored
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