Presidential Primary voter registration deadline – February 1, 2016
Presidential Primary date – March 1, 2016
State Primary voter registration deadline – July 5, 2016
State Primary date – August 4, 2016
General Election voter registration deadline – October 11, 2016
General Election date – November 8, 2016
Election information phone number – 615-741-7956; Toll free 877-850-4959
State election website –
In person – Any voter may vote early in person,
no excuse required. Early in-person voting is available on the following
Presidential Primary – February 10 through
February 23, 2016;
State Primary - July 15 through July 30;
General Election - October 15 through October 30.
By mail – A voter may vote early by mail if he
has a valid excuse. Valid excuses include: the voter will be outside his
county of registration during the in- person early voting period (see above)
and on Election Day; the voter or his/her spouse is a registered student at
a college outside his county of registration; the voter’s doctor attests
that the voter is not able to go to the polls; the voter is over 65; or the
voter is disabled or the caregiver to a disabled person.
Applications to vote by mail must be received by July 28, 2016 for the State
Primary and November 1, 2016 for the General Election. Absentee/vote-by-mail
ballots must be returned by the close of polls on Election Day.