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Tennessee Voter ID Law

Beginning on January 1, 2012, all Tennessee voters must present a State or Federally issued photo ID containing their name and photograph, whether voting early or on election day.
What forms of ID are acceptable?
  • Tennessee Drivers License with a photo
  • US Passport
  • Dept of Saftey Photo ID
  • US Military ID
  • Gun Permit
  • Any State or Federally Issued Photo ID
What forms of ID are not acceptable?
  • College Student Ids
  • Bank Cards
  • Store Cards
  • Any Photo ID NOT Issued by the State or Federal Government
Who is exempt?
  • Voters who Vote Absentee by Mail
  • Voters Who Are Residents of a Licensed Nursing Home or Assisted Living
  • Facility and Who Vote at the Facility
  • Voters Who are Hospitalized
  • Voters with a Religious Objection to Being Photographed
  • Voters Who Are Indigent and Unable to Obtain A Photo ID Without Paying a Fee
What if I don't bring an acceptable Photo with me to vote?
  • You are not exempt and must vote a Provisional Ballot
  • After voting a Provisional Ballot you have until two (2) business days after Election Day to bring a proper Photo ID to the Election Commission office and have your vote counted.
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