Thursday is the last day for early voting in Tennessee

Thursday is the last day for early voting for the Nov. 8 general election. The deadline comes as election officials scrambled to fix software mistakes that led dozens of Nashville voters to cast ballots in the wrong districts.

Through the first 12 days of early voting, 688,000 people had cast ballots. That’s up 52% over the same point in the last gubernatorial re-election year in 2014. But turnout is down 41% compared with 2018, which featured an open governor’s race and a competitive U.S. Senate contest.

Here’s a release from the Secretary of State’s office:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, is the last day for Tennesseans of early voting for the Nov. 8 State and Federal General election.

“Time is running out for Tennesseans planning to vote early in the Nov. 8 election,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “I urge voters to take advantage of the last days of early voting to make their voices heard.”

Tennesseans can find early voting and Election Day hours, polling locations, view and mark sample ballots and much more with the Secretary of State’s website or GoVoteTN app. Download the GoVoteTN app for free in the App Store or Google Play.

Voters need to bring valid photo identification to the polls during early voting or on Election Day. A driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee state government or the federal government is acceptable even if expired. A student ID or out-of-state driver’s license is not acceptable. For more information about what types of IDs are permitted, visit

For election information voters can trust from the Secretary of State, visit and the GoVoteTN app, call the Division of Elections toll-free at 1-877-850-4959 or follow the Secretary of State’s social media channels Twitter: @SecTreHargett, Facebook: Tennessee Secretary of State and Instagram: @tnsecofstate.


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