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Today is the last day to register in TN for the August primaries

Tuesday, July 7, is the last day to register to vote in Tennessee in order to vote in the August 2020 primaries.

If you want to vote in the August primary and local elections, you have to be registered by Tuesday, July 7.

Election Day is August 6, and there will be a number of primaries on the ballot for state and federal offices, including the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Lamar Alexander.

Here's what you need to know: 

To be eligible to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen 18 years or older on/or before the date of the next election. 

You must also have an ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. 

You can register to vote online or update your voter registration.You can find out if you are already registered here.

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You can also download the compete the Voter Registration Application  and mail the applications to your county election commission or pick up a voter registration application in person at the following locations:

  • County Election Commission Offices
  • County Clerk’s Offices
  • Public Libraries
  • Register of Deeds Offices 

Early voting for the August primaries will begin July 17 and end August 1.

The winners of the primary election in August will go on to the general election on Nov. 3, when we will also select our choice for President of the United States.

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