Tennessee Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodIn person, mail, online.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Deadline30 days before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseAbsence from polling place, spouse is enrolled in school outside the county of registration, voter resides in a full-time facility, jury duty, voter is 60 older, voter is hospitalized, voter is a candidate for office or election day official, or religious reasons.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineSeven days before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of Cycles1No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDPhoto ID required unless voting by mail.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return DeadlineSeven days before Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyNot prohibitedNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot prohibitedNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
OtherVoters must provide their social security number--
Cure ProcessNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsUsed for voters who do not have ID while voting.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7AM-7PMNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNo LegislationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
ElectioneeringProhibited within 100 feet of polling places.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyUpdated continuouslyNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath, written request, change of name (except for marriage/divorce reasons), felony conviction, non-citizenship, or inactivity through 2 general election cycles.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity