Montgomery County, TN Voter Resources

Vote, and Together We’ll Turn Tennessee Blue!

How to register to vote in Tennessee

  • Online: Access the online form at the TN Secretary of State website
  • Online: Download the GoVoteTN app
  • In person: At the Montgomery Country Election Commission at 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 404
  • In person: At a voter registration event (find the Montgomery County Democrats booth!)
  • In person: At the DMV, Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, Health Department, etc.
  • By mail: Download the voter registration form, complete and print, and mail to Montgomery County Commission, PO Box 422, Clarksville, TN 37040-3813

ID required to vote

All persons voting at the polls must present a federal or Tennessee state ID containing the voter’s name and photograph, unless the voter has a religious objection to being photographed. University ID cards are not acceptable. Any of the following ID is acceptable, EVEN IF EXPIRED:

  • Tennessee driver’s license with photo
  • US Passport
  • US Military photo ID
  • Tennessee handgun carry permit with photo
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security

How to verify your registration

  • Search for your name or address at
  • Verify with the Montgomery County Election Commission, either by phone or in person (931-648-5707; 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 404)

Where to vote

  • All voters AND early voters can vote at the Montgomery County Election Commission, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 404. (Voting schedule TBD).
  • There is an additional voting site at the Clarksville Regional Airport, 200 Airport Rd. (Voting schedule TBD).
  • Election Day voters can vote at their polling location, open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. View Polling Locations, or find your polling location via the GoVoteTN app or at

How to request a mail in ballot

  • Go to for information and to request ballot
  • Request your ballot no sooner than ninety (90) days and no later than seven (7) days prior to the election (we suggest no later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the election to ensure processing and mailing time)
  • Completed ballots must be returned BY MAIL and must be received by the Montgomery County Election Commission by the end of Election Day. Any ballot received after that date will not be counted

Important election dates

  • Presidential Preference Primary (all counties) and County Primary Election (if called)
    Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2024
    Early Voting Period: Wednesday, February 14 – Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
    Election Day: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Tennessee and Federal Primary and State and County General Election
    Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
    Early Voting Period: Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 27, 2024
    Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Thursday, July 25, 2024
    Election Day: Thursday, August 1, 2024
  • Tennessee, Federal, and Presidential Election
    Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2024
    Early Voting Period: Wednesday, October 16 – Thursday, October 31, 2024
    Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Tuesday, October 29, 2024
    Election Day: Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions about voting and voter registration.

As we prepare for the first primary of the 2024 cycle, there is no better time to clarify that Democrats should never vote in Republican primaries, and Republicans should never vote in Democratic primaries.

Below are the statutory provisions governing who is eligible to vote in primary elections:

  1. Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-1-104(a)(19) states:
    “Primary election” means an election held for a political party for the purpose of allowing members of that party to select a nominee or nominees to appear on the general election ballot.

  2. Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-7-115(b) states:

    A registered voter is entitled to vote in a primary election for offices for which the voter is qualified to vote at the polling place where the voter is registered if:

    (1) The voter is a bona fide member of and affiliated with the political party in whose primary the voter seeks to vote; or
    (2) At the time the voter seeks to vote, the voter declares allegiance to the political party in whose primary the voter seeks to vote and states that the voter intends to affiliate with that party.

  3. Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-7-126 allows a voter who presents themselves to vote in a primary to be challenged as not eligible to participate in the primary election based on Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-7-115(b).

    In Tennessee, we do not have to register for a political party in advance of the primary, but voters are required to pick a party and affiliate with that party to vote in the party primary. This means that every time a voter participates in a primary election, they are affiliating themselves with the Democratic or Republican party by selecting that party’s ballot at the time of the primary. 

    Any voter who is already affiliated with a party (for example, by being a member of party leadership, a party candidate, or even a party volunteer) can be challenged and prevented from voting in the opposing party’s primary. In addition, election administrators are now required to post a notification that includes potential legal consequences regarding state law and party affiliation at all primary polling places.

It depends! If you will be 18 by the next election, you can register to vote in the state of Tennessee. According the the National Conference of State Legislatures, “a person who will be eighteen (18) on or before the date of the next election after the person applies to register and who is otherwise eligible to register” can register to vote. Check out How to Register to Vote in Tennessee at the top of this page if this applies to you.

For certain felonies, there is a two-step process you can follow to have your conviction expunged and your voting rights restored. If you were convicted of specific felonies within specific date ranges, you are not eligible to have your voting rights restored. First, you must receive a pardon or have full rights of citizenship restored. Second, you must meet requirements related to paying restitution and court costs, if any, and be current on any child support obligations. Contact the Clarksville chapter for the NAACP to get started.

There are several ways you may qualify for jury duty, including voter registration records. Motor vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses, and utility records are also used for the purpose of calling citizens for jury duty.