Tennessee will elect a U.S. Senator in 2012.
Presidential Primary registration deadline – February 6, 2012
Presidential Primary – March 6, 2012
State Primary registration deadline – July 3
State Primary date – August 2, 2012
General Election registration deadline – October 9, 2012
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 for the
Presidential Primary between February 15 and February 28; For the State
Primary between July 13 and July 28; and for the General Election between
October 17 and November 1.
Voters may vote early and in person at their local County
Election Commission Office or other locations around the state. To find
places and times for early voting in their area, voters should call or visit
their local County Election Commission Office. Contact information for these
offices is available at
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 February
28 for the Presidential Primary; July 26 for the State Primary; and October
30 for the General Election. Absentee/vote-by-mail ballots must be returned
by the close of polls on Election Day.
Absentee voting by mail – Begins September 22