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Everything You Need To Know Before Voting

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 14:04:44-05

Thousands of Tennesseans and Kentuckians have practiced their right by voting in the 2016 Presidential Election. To make sure you do the same, here's all the information you'll need before heading to the polls.

Nearly all of the information you may need on election day can be found on GoVoteTN.com including polling locations.

Find your county election commission: Tennessee, Kentucky

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Voter Registration:

  • You must be registered to vote. If you're not sure whether or not you are - check your status in Kentucky and Tennessee. The time period for voter registration has closed; so if you are not registered yet; you won't be able to vote.

List of state and federal election candidates for Tennessee, and for Kentucky

Full early voting schedule for Davidson County. To see early voting numbers statewide and by county, click here.

If you will be voting on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, be sure to give yourself plenty of time. Voting lines tend to be long.
 
Midmorning and midafternoon are usually slower times at polling locations, while early morning, noon and 5 p.m. are peak times as people typically vote before work, after work or on their lunch breaks.
 
In order to vote you must provide a photo ID. A driver's license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security as well as photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government or the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired. 
 
All polls in Tennessee close at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST.