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Requirements for Voter Registration

- You must be a citizen of the United States
- You must be a resident of the State of Tennessee
- You must be eighteen (18) years old on or before the next election
- You must have no felony convictions, or have your voting rights restored

In order to participate in an election, a qualified voter must be properly registered no later than thirty (30) days before the election.

You may register in person at our office or you may mail the completed form to us at:

Smith County Election Office
122 Turner High Circle, Suite 105
Carthage, TN  37030

615-735-8241
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Anyone who registers by mail must vote in person the first time he or she votes.

Click here for a printable Registration Form.

 

Photo ID Needed to Vote

All voters must present a Tennessee or U.S. government issued photo ID when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day. For complete list of acceptable forms of ID and exceptions please visit www.GoVoteTN.com.

 

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CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR NAME CHANGE

Have you moved from one address in Smith County to another address in Smith County or has your name changed? In order to process the change, your address and/or name change request must be received no later than 5 days before the upcoming election. If you have not updated your address and early voting has begun, an address update can be done during the early voting period. The voter may go to the early voting location within their county to update their address and vote.

If the voter elects to wait to the day of the election to update this information and the voter’s permanent voter registration record differs from the voter’s current address, the voter must complete an affidavit before being allowed to vote. The voter will be required to vote either at their new polling location.

If you move to a different county, it is not considered an address change. Your registration does not transfer to other counties in Tennessee. A voter must register in their new county by submitting a voter registration application. The voter may register in person at the Smith County Election Office or mail the application to us.

**NOTE: These rules apply even if you have been registered and voted in another county in Tennessee.

Click here for a printable Change of Address Form.

 

 

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ABSENTEE VOTING

Absentee Voting by Mail

Please click here to visit the Tennessee Department of State website for the most current regulations regarding Absentee Voting by mail.

 

Military and Overseas Voting

To visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s website for information and assistance if you are in the military or you are an overseas voter, follow this link www.fvap.gov.

To visit the Tennessee Department of State website for the most current regulations regarding Military and Overseas Voting, click here.

 

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VOTING LOCATIONS

Click here for addresses and maps to your voting location.

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VOTING DATES & TIMES

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SMITH COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
122 Turner High Circle Suite 105
Carthage, TN 37030
615.735.8241
vote@smithcountyelection.com


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