Voting Day

We are gearing up for our next round of elections in 2019 for the City of Knoxville Primary Election on August 27 and General Election on November 5.  Offices on the ballot for the City of Knoxville include Mayor, City Council District 5, City Council At Large Seat A, City Council At Large Seat B, City Council At Large Seat C, and Municipal Judge.

If you are new to the area or have recently moved, please be sure to check that your voter registration is correct.  Click here to visit KGIS and use the KGIS Voting Location Search Tool to find your Election Day voting location.

We are developing a list of 2019 candidates, so please check back soon for more info.  


Early Voting

Early Voting will be from August 7 - 22, 2019 for the Primary Election and from October 16 - 31, 2019 for the General Election.  Check back closer to the when the early voting period begin to see the early voting locations.


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.


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