Registering to Vote in Tennessee
Moving can be a hectic task because you must transfer a lot of information to a new location. Most people remember to change their address for their bills and other subscriptions, but did you remember to change the information on your voter’s registration card? The local Knoxville movers of All My Sons Moving & Storage understand that voting is usually the last thing on someone’s mind when they’re moving. However, it is important to become familiar with the voting regulations of your new town. Make sure that you’re ready for this next election by registering to vote in Tennessee.
What Do I Need to Register to Vote in Tennessee?
What’s needed to register to vote in your hometown may not be the same in Tennessee. Make sure that you have everything you need to register. Our Knoxville residential movers have listed below what you need for registering to vote in Tennessee.
To be eligible to vote in Tennessee, you will need to meet the following requirements:
•Be a citizen of the United States
•Be at least 18 years of age on or before the date of the next election
•Be a resident of Tennessee
•Must be properly registered no later than 30 days before the election
Unlike most states, if you have been convicted of a felony, your eligibility to register and vote depends upon the crime you were convicted of and the date of your conviction. You may regain your eligibility if your conviction has been expunged or if you have had your voting rights restored. Unless you were convicted of a crime that rendered you permanently ineligible to vote.
If you are unsure whether or not you qualify as a resident of Tennessee after moving, please review the guidelines for determining residency.
How Do I Register to Vote in Tennessee?
Here are some of the most common ways to register to vote in Tennessee:
1. Use online voter registration to register to vote or update your voter registration conveniently. To complete online registration, you must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license.
2. Download and complete the Voter Registration Application and mail the application to your county election commission.
Pick up voter registration applications in person at the following locations:
•County Election Commission Offices
•County Clerk’s Offices
•Register of Deeds Offices
3. Register during a transaction with one of the following agencies:
•Department of Health (WIC program)
•Department of Human Services
•Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
•Department of Mental Health
•Department of Safety (motor vehicles division)
•Department of Veteran’s Affairs
What Happens After I Register to Vote?
After you have registered to vote and your application was approved, your county election commission will mail a voter registration card to you. This process can take up to three weeks; however, if you don’t hear from the county election commission within three weeks, you should contact them.
When you are getting ready for your move to Tennessee, you can trust All My Sons Moving & Storage to take care of you. Our expert movers have 20 years of experience and offer the best packing services in Tennessee. Contact us today to schedule your move!