Voter Information, From the BCDP Chair

The  Tennessee  Primary  is  March 1st  – Super Tuesday!!

Voter Registration is still open and you must be registered by Feb. 1st in order to vote in the Primary.
Check the Blount Election Commission website for additional info:
http://www.blounttn.org/election/

Here are some tips:

– Make sure you are still on the rolls.  Call: Election Office Phone – 865-273-5920   or  email – elections@blounttn.org

– If you have had a name change or  address change contact the Election Office.
Change of Address:
If you are currently a registered voter in Blount county and have a change of address, please complete the Mail-In Application for Voter Registration form, (click here for form), print it, and return it to the Election Commission at the following address:
County Election Commission
383 Court Street
Maryville, TN  37804
You should receive your new voter registration card within a few days.  Your voter registration card will indicate your new voting location.  If you have any questions, please call the Election Office at (865) 273-5920.

– Have state issued PHOTO ID with you when you go to vote.
Acceptable forms of ID:
-Tennessee driver license with photo
-United States Passport
-Department of Safety ID
– U.S. Military Photo ID
– Tennessee handgun carry permit with photo
– Any other photo ID issued by the federal government or state of Tennessee

Expired IDs are valid for voting purposes

Additional  Voter Info:

* If you fail to bring a photo ID to tvote, You can still vote a provisional ballot – then you will have 2 business days after Election Day to return to the election Office to show a valid photo ID for your ballot to be counted.
* If you do NOT have a photo ID. you can obtain a FREE photo ID for voting from the Dept. of Safety – Driver Services Center.  You must have documents of proof of citizenship, 2 proof of TN residency, and proof of name changes.
* If your Driver Lic. does not have photo – you can have it added to your current license FREE.

Photo Exemptions:  absentee by mail, residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities who vote at those facilities, voters in hospitals, voters with religious objection to being photographed,  voters who are indigent and can not afford to get photo ID without paying a fee.
Further Questions:  www.GoVoteTN.com  or  1-877-850-4959

If you encounter problems or other issues at your voting location: contact Blount County first – then proceed with other sources.

Another source for information and help:
http://www.vote411.org
If there are any problems on Voting, here are numbers to contact:
Election Day Problems?
Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

 

On behalf of Ruth Holloway, Chair of the BCDP.