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Our Homes, Our Votes, 

Our Tennessee    

Things You Need To Know: 

1. Registration Deadline:

  • The deadline to register online to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020.

  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5, 2020.

  • The deadline to register in-person to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020.

  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

  • The early voting period runs from Wednesday, October 14, 2020, to Thursday, October 29, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

1. Polling Times:

Each county sets their own polling place hours

2. Is Early Voting Available:

Yes, 20 days ahead of time 

3. Can I Vote by Mail:

Yes, You can register here.

4. ID Needed for Voting: 

Forms of identification (one required)

  • Tennessee drivers license with your photo

  • United States Passport

  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security

  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government

  • United States Military photo ID

  • State-issued handgun carry permit with your photo

  • No ID requirement to vote by mail

  • No notary or witness requirement for return of mail ballot

5. Voting Without Address

The Tennessee voter registration form requests a residential address. The homepage for the voter registration website includes a link to "Homeless Persons Residency Requirements". "In order to register to vote in Tennessee, a person does not have to live in a building. Instead, a person who finds himself or herself homeless must describe where the person usually stays or returns to when absent. This location may be the address of a shelter where the person stays or frequents, or it may be the description of a street corner where the person may often rest. A physical description of the location must be given so that the election commission knows in which voting precinct to place the person.he election commission must mail voter registration cards to people who register to vote by mail. Therefore, if a homeless person tries to register to vote by mail using an address where the person does not get the mail, the person will have to give a mailing address where he or she can receive mail. For example, a homeless voter may be able to use a shelter as a mailing address or the address of a family member or friend who agrees to receive the mail. Another option is to use General Delivery as a mailing address"

6. Interesting Notes


The application states that if you register by mail, you must vote in person the first time you vote after registering.

2020 Tennessee

Housing Profile

A one-page snapshot of the information advocates need to make the case for socially just housing policy.


Congressional Profile

The profile pulls from a variety of sources and illuminates several dimensions of housing affordability for renter households in each district, the surrounding area, and the state.

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