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.