Early Voting is Open!

Knox County is making it easier than ever to vote in upcoming elections.  Early voting is increasingly popular, especially for people employed during regular business hours or families with young children.  It is important to remember that early voting locations are different than Election Day locations.

2018 is a busy year for local, state, and federal elections.  Please visit the Knox County Election Schedule to see the election dates in full detail. 

The local general election was on August 2, 2018.  The State and Federal primary election was also on August 2, 2018 and the general election is on November 6, 2018.  Each election has a period of early voting in the weeks before Election Day.

Be sure to look through our list of 2018 Candidates for Knox County before you head to the polls.  


Election Day Voting Locations

Click here to visit KGIS and use the KGIS Voting Location Search Tool to find your Election Day voting location.

Early Voting Schedule for the Knox County Primary Election

If you prefer to vote early, you must appear in person at either the county election commission office or at a satellite voting location opened by the county election commission.  The early voting period typically begins twenty (20) days before an election and ends five (5) days before an election. 

For the November 6, 2018 general election, early voting is currently open until Thursday, November 1, 2018.  Hours are generally Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and closed on Sundays.  **Important! Some hours for locations are different on different days.**  Check the specific operating hours for your location on the Early Voting Schedule provided by the Knox County Election Commission before going to your preferred early voting location.

City-County Building
Small Assembly Room
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Intersection of I-75 and Merchants Drive
314 Merchants Drive, Suite G
Knoxville, TN 37912
Love Kitchen
2418 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
Farragut Town Hall
11408 Municipal Center Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
Downtown West
1645 Downtown West Blvd., Unit 40
Knoxville, TN 37919
Carter Branch Library
9036 Asheville Highway  
Knoxville, TN 37924
New Harvest Park
4775 New Harvest Lane
Knoxville, TN 37918 
Halls Recreation Center
6933 Recreation Lane 
Knoxville, TN 37918
Meridian Baptist Church (South)
6513 Chapman Highway 
Knoxville, TN 37920
Karns Senior Center
8042 Oak Ridge Highway
Knoxville, TN 37931

Absentee Voting in Tennessee

Mailing an absentee ballot is also an option for voters, but the Election Commission must receive the application at least seven (7) days before Election Day.  A few of the most common reasons a voter may request an absentee ballot are:

  1. The voter is sixty (60) years of age or older;
  2. The voter has a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place
  3. The voter is a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled
  4. The voter’s observance of a religious holiday prevents him or her from voting in person during the early voting period and on election day
  5. The voter or the voter’s spouse is enrolled as a full-time student in a school outside of the county

If you would like to apply for an absentee ballot, please visit the Tennessee Secretary of State’s absentee ballot information.  You may also call the Knox County Election Commission at 865-215-2480 for guidance on requesting an absentee ballot.