NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Absentee voters in Davidson County will be able to track their ballot through a secure online portal.
Vote-by-mail will be allowed in Tennessee for anyone who doesn't want to vote in-person due to COVID-19 concerns. But Davidson County election officials say many are asking, "how will I know my ballot has been received?"
“It is our hope that by using this online portal, voters will feel secure, knowing their ballot has arrived at our office and will be counted on Election Day,” said Jeff Roberts, Davidson County administrator of elections. “Every day, we prepare a list of voters whose absentee ballot has been mailed out. This list is entered into the State’s Voter Lookup. A voter may simply visit this site, enter the required identifiers, and access their voter information.”
“If a ballot has been issued to them, they will find the issue date in a box labeled ‘Absentee Ballot Information’, explained Roberts. “And once we have received their marked ballot in our office, a date will appear in the ‘Date Ballot Received by County’ box.”
Davidson County election officials say to vote absentee/by mail have continued to pour into the Davidson County Election Commission office.
As of June 19, almost 12,000 requests have been processed and almost 4,000 completed ballots have been returned. Voters have until Thursday, July 30 to submit a request; marked ballots must be received by mail in the Election Commission office by the time the polls close on August 6.
The absentee request form may be found online at www.nashville.gov/vote or by calling the Election Commission at 615-862-8815.