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Upcoming Elections

No Federal Elections Scheduled

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is 'temporary registration'?

The FPCA will only temporarily register you to vote. This means that you will be registered and can vote in all elections for the calendar year in which the FPCA is submitted.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)*?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.
* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and has a parent or legal guardian that was last domiciled in Tennessee is eligible to vote in Tennessee.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/tennessee

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) temporarily registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide your Social Security number.

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online you must provide your email address.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail or email/online. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted. You can also track the status of your FPCA here:https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

The State absentee ballot must be mailed to your election official. The address of your election official can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The FWAB can be used to temporarily register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to temporarily register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide your Social Security number.

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The FWAB must be mailed to your election official. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Anderson Anderson County Election Commission
100 N Main St, Rm 207
Clinton, TN 37716-3683
Phone: (865) 457-6238
Fax: (865) 457-5624
Bedford Bedford County Election Commission
One Public Sq, Ste 20
Shelbyville, TN 37160-3952
Phone: (931) 684-0531
Fax: (931) 685-0975
Benton Benton County Election Commission
113 Maple Ave, Ste 1
Camden, TN 38320-2044
Phone: (731) 584-6144
Fax: (731) 584-5956
Bledsoe Bledsoe County Election Commission
P.O. Box 253
Pikeville, TN 37367-0253
Phone: (423) 447-2776
Fax: (423) 447-2776
Blount Blount County Election Commission
383 Court Street
Maryville, TN 37804-5906
Phone: (865) 273-5920
Fax: (865) 273-5927
Bradley Bradley County Election Commission
155 Broad St NW, Ste 102
Cleveland, TN 37311-5000
Phone: (423) 728-7115
Fax: (423) 728-7116
Campbell Campbell County Election Commission
P.O. Box 84
Jacksboro, TN 37757-0084
Phone: (423) 562-9777
Fax: (423) 562-9758
Cannon Cannon County Election Commission
301 W Main St, Ste 244
Woodbury, TN 37190-1100
Phone: (615) 563-5650
Fax: (615) 563-2415
Carroll Carroll County Election Commission
625 High St, Ste 113
Huntingdon, TN 38344-1712
Phone: (731) 986-1968
Fax: (731) 986-1913
Carter Carter County Election Commission
116 Holston Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643-3264
Phone: (423) 542-1822
Fax: (423) 547-1534
Cheatham Cheatham County Election Commission
188 County Services Dr, Ste 100
Ashland City, TN 37015-1744
Phone: (615) 792-5770
Fax: (615) 792-2014
Chester Chester County Election Commission
PO Box 127
Henderson, TN 38340-0127
Phone: (731) 989-4039
Fax: (731) 989-5023
Claiborne Claiborne County Election Commission
PO Box 343
Tazewell, TN 37879-0343
Phone: (423) 626-5128
Fax: (423) 626-6770
Clay Clay County Election Commission
PO Box 721
Celina, TN 38551-0721
Phone: (931) 243-2536
Fax: (931) 243-2543
Cocke Cocke County Election Commission
360 E Main St, Rm 130
Newport, TN 37821-3121
Phone: (423) 623-2042
Fax: (423) 625-8416
Coffee Coffee County Election Commission
1329 McArthur St, Ste 6
Manchester, TN 37355-2456
Phone: (931) 723-5103
Fax: (931) 723-8279
Crockett Crockett County Election Commission
235 E Church St
Alamo, TN 38001-1107
Phone: (731) 696-5465
Fax: (731) 696-4977
Cumberland Cumberland County Election Commission
2 S Main St, Ste 105
Crossville, TN 38555-4583
Phone: (931) 484-4919
Fax: (931) 456-9409
Davidson Davidson County Election Commission
PO Box 650
Nashville, TN 37202-0650
Phone: (615) 862-8815
Fax: (615) 880-1729
DeKalb DeKalb County Election Commission
PO Box 543
Smithville, TN 37166-0543
Phone: (615) 597-4146
Fax: (615) 597-7799
Decatur Decatur County Election Commission
PO Box 298
Decaturville, TN 38329-0298
Phone: (731) 852-2911
Fax: (731) 852-2059
Dickson Dickson County Election Commission
PO Box522
Charlotte, TN 37036-0522
Phone: (615) 671-1146
Fax: (615) 671-1113
Dyer Dyer County Election Commission
PO Box 1109
Dyersburg, TN 38025-1109
Phone: (731) 286-4268
Fax: (731) 286-3581
Fayette Fayette County Election Commission
PO Box 339
Somerville, TN 38068-0339
Phone: (901) 465-5223
Fax: (901) 465-5238
Fentress Fentress County Election Commission
PO Box 1027
Jamestown, TN 38556-1027
Phone: (931) 879-7162
Fax: (931) 879-2579
Franklin Franklin County Election Commission
839 Dinah Shore Blvd, Ste 1
Winchester, TN 37398-1426
Phone: (931) 967-1893
Fax: (931) 967-5317
Gibson Gibson County Election Commission
1 Court Square, Ste 101
Trenton, TN 38382-1851
Phone: (731) 855-7669
Fax: (731) 855-7606
Giles Giles County Election Commission
PO Box 678
Pulaski, TN 38478-0678
Phone: (931) 363-2424
Fax: (931) 424-1436
Grainger Grainger County Election Commission
PO Box 28
Rutledge, TN 37861-0028
Phone: (865) 828-5132
Fax: (865) 828-6161
Greene Greene County Election Commission
218 N Main St, Ste 1
Greeneville, TN 37745-3834
Phone: (423) 798-1715
Fax: (423) 798-1719
Grundy Grundy County Election Commission
PO Box 181
Altamont, TN 37301-0181
Phone: (931) 692-3551
Fax: (931) 692-3573
Hamblen Hamblen County Election Commission
511 W Second N St, Rm 101
Morristown, TN 37814-3964
Phone: (423) 586-7169
Fax: (423) 585-4053
Hamilton Hamilton County Election Commission
700 River Terminal Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406-1736
Phone: (423) 493-5100
Fax: (423) 493-5101
Hancock Hancock County Election Commission
PO Box 423
Sneedville, TN 37869-0423
Phone: (423) 733-4549
Fax: (423) 733-4596
Hardeman Hardeman County Election Commission
PO Box 12
Bolivar, TN 38008-0012
Phone: (731) 658-4751
Fax: (731) 659-2363
Hardin Hardin County Election Commission
465 Main St, Courthouse Lower Level
Savannah, TN 38372-2062
Phone: (731) 925-3375
Fax: (731) 925-9734
Hawkins Hawkins County Election Commission
110 E Main St, Ste 301
Rogersville, TN 37857-3360
Phone: (423) 272-8061
Fax: (423) 921-9459
Haywood Haywood County Election Commission
1 N. Washington Ave Bsmt
Brownsville, TN 38012-2561
Phone: (731) 772-1760
Fax: (731) 722-3864
Henderson Henderson County Election Commission
340 Natchez Trace Drive, Suite C
Lexington, TN 38351-1874
Phone: (731) 968-6832
Fax: (731) 968-0937
Henry Henry County Election Commission
PO Box 967
Paris, TN 38242-0967
Phone: (731) 642-0411
Fax: (731) 644-7302
Hickman Hickman County Election Commission
114 N Central Ave, Ste 201
Centerville, TN 37033-1426
Phone: (931) 729-4560
Fax: (931) 729-0375
Houston Houston County Election Commission
PO Box 346
Erin, TN 37061-0346
Phone: (931) 289-3047
Fax: (931) 289-5010
Humphreys Humphreys County Election Commission
208 W Wyly St
Waverly, TN 37185-1547
Phone: (931) 296-6504
Fax: (931) 296-6509
Jackson Jackson County Election Commission
PO Box 13
Gainesboro, TN 38562-0013
Phone: (931) 268-9284
Fax: (931) 268-2414
Jefferson Jefferson County Election Commission
PO Box 177
Dandridge, TN 37725-0177
Phone: (865) 397-3440
Fax: (865) 397-5062
Johnson Johnson County Election Commission
PO Box 106
Mountain City, TN 37683-0106
Phone: (423) 727-8592
Fax: (423) 727-9168
Knox Knox County Election Commission
300 Main Ave, Rm 218
Knoxville, TN 37902-1850
Phone: (865) 215-2480
Fax: (865) 215-4239
Lake Lake County Election Commission
217 S Crt St
Tiptonville, TN 38079-1305
Phone: (731) 253-7521
Fax: (731) 253-3481
Lauderdale Lauderdale County Election Commission
PO Box 532
Ripley, TN 38063-0532
Phone: (731) 635-2881
Fax: (731) 221-0874
Lawrence Lawrence County Election Commission
219 Centennial Blvd
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464-3208
Phone: (931) 762-7836
Fax: (931) 762-7839
Lewis Lewis County Election Commission
35 Smith Ave
Hohenwald, TN 38462-1124
Phone: (931) 796-0510
Fax: (931) 796-0073
Lincoln Lincoln County Election Commission
208 Davidson St E, Rm 106
Fayetteville, TN 37334-3581
Phone: (931) 433-6220
Fax: (931) 433-9308
Loudon Loudon County Election Commission
PO Box 193
Loudon, TN 37774-0193
Phone: (865) 458-2560
Fax: (865) 458-4825
Macon Macon County Election Commission
607 Hwy 52 Bypass E Suite C
Lafayette, TN 37083-1082
Phone: (615) 666-2199
Fax: (615) 666-7469
Madison Madison County Election Commission
311 N Pwy
Jackson, TN 38305-2713
Phone: (731) 660-1796
Fax: (731) 660-1824
Marion Marion County Election Commission
109 Academy Ave
Jasper, TN 37347-3520
Phone: (423) 942-2108
Fax: (423) 942-1082
Marshall Marshall County Election Commission
PO Box 1105
Lewisburg, TN 37091-0105
Phone: (931) 359-4894
Fax: (931) 359-0554
Maury Maury County Election Commission
1207A Tradewinds Dr
Columbia, TN 38401-4607
Phone: (931) 375-6001
Fax: (931) 375-6019
McMinn McMinn County Election Commission
5 S Hill St, Ste B
Athens, TN 37303-5403
Phone: (423) 745-0843
Fax: (423) 744-1646
McNairy McNairy County Election Commission
PO Box 764
Selmer, TN 38375-0764
Phone: (731) 645-6432
Fax: (731) 645-9124
Meigs Meigs County Election Commission
PO Box 1266
Decatur, TN 37322-1266
Phone: (423) 334-5866
Fax: (423) 334-7203
Monroe Monroe County Election Commission
PO Box 397
Madisonville, TN 37354-0397
Phone: (423) 442-2461
Fax: (423) 442-9432
Montgomery Montgomery County Election Commission
PO BOX 422
Clarksville, TN 37041-0422
Phone: (931) 648-5707
Fax: (931) 553-5155
Moore Moore County Election Commission
PO Box 8056
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8056
Phone: (931) 759-4532
Fax: (931) 759-6394
Morgan Morgan County Election Commission
PO Box 266
Wartburg, TN 37887-0266
Phone: (423) 346-3190
Fax: (423) 346-4350
Obion Obion County Election Commission
PO Box 52
Union City, TN 38281-0052
Phone: (731) 885-1901
Fax: (731) 885-6280
Overton Overton County Election Commission
PO Box 384
Livingston, TN 38570-0384
Phone: (931) 823-5985
Fax: (931) 823-5884
Perry Perry County Election Commission
PO Box 77
Linden, TN 37096-0077
Phone: (931) 589-2025
Fax: (931) 589-5819
Pickett Pickett County Election Commission
105 S Main St, Rm 2
Byrdstown, TN 38549-2285
Phone: (931) 864-3583
Fax: (931) 864-6362
Polk Polk County Election Commission
PO Box 157
Benton, TN 37307-0157
Phone: (423) 338-4531
Fax: (423) 338-4549
Putnam Putnam County Election Commission
705 County Services Dr
Cookeville, TN 38501-4338
Phone: (931) 526-2566
Fax: (931) 526-8724
Rhea Rhea County Election Commission
PO Box 181
Dayton, TN 37321-0181
Phone: (423) 775-7816
Fax: (423) 775-7880
Roane Roane County Election Commission
PO Box 157
Kingston, TN 37763-0157
Phone: (865) 376-3184
Fax: (865) 376-2017
Robertson Robertson County Election Commission
513 S Brown St, Rm 137
Springfield, TN 37172-2941
Phone: (615) 384-5592
Fax: (615) 382-3122
Rutherford Rutherford County Election Commission
1 S Public Sq, Rm 103
Murfreesboro, TN 37130-8001
Phone: (615) 898-7743
Fax: (615) 898-7938
Scott Scott County Election Commission
PO Box 586
Huntsville, TN 37756-0586
Phone: (423) 663-2430
Fax: (423) 663-3127
Sequatchie Sequatchie County Election Commission
68 Spring St
Dunlap, TN 37327-3752
Phone: (423) 949-2431
Fax: (423) 949-8396
Sevier Sevier County Election Commission
PO Box 4690
Sevierville, TN 37864-4690
Phone: (865) 453-6985
Fax: (865) 429-0376
Shelby Shelby County Election Commission
980 Nixon Dr
Memphis, TN 38134-7966
Phone: (901) 222-6800
Fax: (901) 222-6812
Smith Smith County Election Commission
122 Turner High Cir, Ste 105
Carthage, TN 37030-1555
Phone: (615) 735-8241
Fax: (615) 735-8253
Stewart Stewart County Election Commission
PO Box 217
Dover, TN 37058-0217
Phone: (931) 232-5100
Fax: (931) 232-4017
Sullivan Sullivan County Election Commission
3258 Hwy 126, Ste 103
Blountville, TN 37617-4566
Phone: (423) 323-6444
Fax: (423) 323-6443
Sumner Sumner County Election Commission
355 N. Belvedere Dr, Rm 106
Gallatin, TN 37066-5410
Phone: (615) 452-1456
Fax: (615) 230-6147
Tipton Tipton County Election Commission
PO Box 456
Covington, TN 38019-0456
Phone: (901) 476-0223
Fax: (901) 476-0233
Trousdale Trousdale County Election Commission
214 Broadway
Hartsville, TN 37074-1304
Phone: (615) 374-2712
Fax: (615) 374-2142
Unicoi Unicoi County Election Commission
PO Box 76
Erwin, TN 37650-0076
Phone: (423) 743-6521
Fax: (423) 735-7327
Union Union County Election Commission
PO Box 39
Maynardville, TN 37807-0039
Phone: (865) 992-3471
Fax: (865) 992-7360
Van Buren Van Buren County Election Commission
PO Box 254
Spencer, TN 38585
Phone: (931) 946-2728
Fax: (931) 946-7176
Warren Warren County Election Commission
201 Locust St, Ste 3
McMinnville, TN 37110-9926
Phone: (931) 473-5834
Fax: (931) 473-3984
Washington Washington County Election Commission
110 E Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659-1340
Phone: (423) 753-1688
Fax: (423) 913-8430
Wayne Wayne County Election Commission
PO Box 706
Waynesboro, TN 38485-0706
Phone: (931) 722-3517
Fax: (931) 722-2388
Weakley Weakley County Election Commission
135 S Poplar St, Ste A
Dresden, TN 38225-1479
Phone: (731) 364-5564
Fax: (731) 364-3229
White White County Election Commission
1 E Blockman Way, Rm 215
Sparta, TN 38583-2034
Phone: (931) 836-3671
Fax: (931) 837-3672
Williamson Williamson County Election Commission
1320 W Main St, Ste 140
Franklin, TN 37064-3731
Phone: (615) 790-5711
Fax: (615) 790-5617
Wilson Wilson County Election Commission
PO Box 97
Lebanon, TN 37088-0097
Phone: (615) 444-0216
Fax: (615) 443-2669