2020 Voting & Elections

Resources & Events

√    Upcoming Events
√    2020 Election Calendar
√    Government Documents Roundtable Voting and Elections Toolkit  

√    Voting in Tennessee
√    Pertinent Websites

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Upcoming Events

Power to the Polls: Vote Absen-tea
Thursday, October 15, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
New Courtyard
Click here to learn more

Presidential Debate - Virtual Watch Party
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Event starts at 7:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

Now through October 27, 2020
Belmont University is hosting the October 22, 2020 Presidential Debate and is offering educational programming for the community.
Click here to learn more

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2020 Election Calendar
Presidential Preference Primary & State/County Primary

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Register to Vote
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Voter Registration Deadline –  Monday, October 5, 2020
Early Voting Period –  Wednesday, October 14 - Thursday, October 29, 2020
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline –  Tuesday, October 27, 2020
ELECTION DAY –  Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Have you registered to vote?  Check your registration status here by October 7th and help TSU win in a friendly HBCU competition for the most registered voters! Sponsored by the Men’s Initiative.

Government Document Roundtable Voting and Elections Toolkit
GODORT Voting and Elections Toolkit
By the American Library Association’s Government Documents Roundtable Group
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Voting in Tennessee
How Do I Vote in Tennessee?
• Voter Eligibilty
• How do I update my voter registration information?
• What ID is required when voting?
• Where do I vote on Election Day?
• How do I request an absentee ballot  registration or download a Tennessee voter registration application and submit the application to your local county election commission.

In order to participate in an election, a qualified voter must be properly registered no later than thirty (30) days before the election.
The election commission office will process any voter registration form that has been postmarked at least thirty (30) days before the election.
Once you are registered, tell your friends on social media by printing a sign and posting your photo with it using the hashtag #GoVoteTN. You can print it in color or black and white.
-For citizens outside of Tennessee: If you are a resident of another state, visit the NASS lookup at CanIVote.org to learn how you can register to vote.
-For additional information on how to register to vote, click here.

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Pertinent Websites
Election Assistance Commission
Federal Elections Commission
Federal Voting Assistance Program

State and Local
State of Tennessee Elections Commission
Tennessee Elections - Secretary of State
Davidson County Election Commission
Sumner County Election Commission
Robertson County Election Commission
Rutherford County Election Commission
Williamson County Election Commission

General Voting Resources

• Vote 411
Funded by the League of Women Voters, Vote 411 provides information about voter registration along with voter guides to assist voters in choosing candidates and learning about issues on the ballot.
• Vote.org
This nonprofit, nonpartisan resource provides information about voter registration, voter ID laws, early voting, locating polling places, absentee ballots, and more.

Voter Rights, Voter Identification, Ballot Options
• Election Protection (Vote.org)
Know your rights as a voter! This page provides information about what to do if you encounter problems at the polls.
• Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so - from anywhere in the world. (Taken from website)
• Get Your Absentee Ballot
Fill out a quick form to apply for your absentee ballot.
• U.S. Vote Foundation
Find information about registering for absentee voting, including election dates and deadlines by state.
  Voter Identification Requirements
This guide by the National Conference of State Legislatures provides details about Voter ID laws in 35 states, information for first time voters, and exceptions to voter identification.

This initiative is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Center for Extended Education and Office of Continuing Education, the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, and
the College of Liberal Arts.

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