TN Kicks Off Early Voting

Press release from the Office of the Tennessee Secretary of State; October 15, 2014:

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election begins today in Tennessee. Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins are encouraging Tennesseans to take advantage of the convenience of early voting, which will continue through Oct. 30.

“With each passing year, early voting seems to increase in popularity,” Secretary Hargett said. “Tennesseans enjoy having more flexibility in the days and times when they can go vote. For some Tennesseans, it may not be practical to vote on Election Day. Early voting provides an alternative for those voters.”

“When people vote early, it tends to mean shorter lines on Election Day,” Coordinator Goins said. “That’s of benefit to voters and election workers.”

People can vote early at their county election commission headquarters. Many counties across the state also offer early voting at satellite locations. Information about early voting locations and hours is now available online and via a new smartphone app, called GoVoteTN, that the Secretary of State’s office unveiled this week. That app is available free of charge from the Apple Store and in Google Play.

Secretary Hargett and Coordinator Goins also remind voters to bring valid photo identification issued by the federal or Tennessee state government with them in order to cast their ballots.

For questions about voting, visit the state Division of Elections website at

Information about early voting locations and hours in Tennessee’s 95 counties is also available at