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ripple effect of people with disabilities voting



State and Federal Primary and General Elections are Aug. 2 and Nov. 6, 2018. You can find more information about who’s running at the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website.

Local elections happen May 1st. Information can be found at the Tennessee Secretary of State’s website as well.


TN requirements to vote:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must be a resident of Tennessee
  • You must be at least 18 years old on/or before the next election
  • You must not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, your voting rights must have been restored


The registration deadline in Tennessee is 30 days before Election Day. You can register in-person, by mail, or online. Completed registration forms are sent to your local County Election Commission, which you can find online.

To use Online Voter Registration, you must have a Tennessee driver’s license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID in order to submit this application online. If you do not have a Tennessee driver’s license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID, you will be able to print the voter registration form and submit by mail.


 A Right

As a citizen in the United States who is over 18 years old, you have the right to vote. When you vote you help elect the people who make the laws that affect your life.

A Responsibility

There are many issues that affect people with disabilities. All voters have a responsibility to know what they want to vote for. You can educate yourself about issues that are important to you.Read newspapers, watch the news, and search the internet to learn about candidates and issues you are interested in.Want to learn more? Check out this flier from Disability Rights Tennessee.Photo of Justin Dart saying VOTE