Early voting is underway: What you need to know

Early voting is underway: What you need to know

July 12th, 2018 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

A voter enters the Hamilton County Election Commission for early voting in 2017.

Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.

Early voting begins Friday across Tennessee and runs through July 28 for the Aug. 2 county general election and state primary contests. Here's what you need to know before hitting the polls.

POLL: Do you plan to vote early?

What to bring?

All voters must present a federal or Tennessee state ID with the voter's name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day.

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What IDs are acceptable?

-Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

-Tennessee driver license with your photo

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-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

-Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo

What IDs are not acceptable?

College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable. This includes county- or city-issued photo IDs, such as library cards, and photo IDs issued by other states.

Where do I find more information?

Contact the Hamilton County Election Commission at:

-By phone: 423-493-5100

-By fax: 423-493-5101

-By email: Vote@hamiltontn.gov

Where can I vote early?

-Brainerd Recreation Center

1010 North Moore Road

Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

-Collegedale City Hall Fuller Community West Room

4910 Swinyar Drive

Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

-Hamilton County Election Commission 700 River Terminal Road

Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

-Hixson Community Center 5401 School Drive

Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


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