Montgomery County Voter Resources

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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  https://ovr.govote.tn.gov.
  • 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 https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

How To Request a Mail in Ballot

  • Go to https://mcgtn.org/election/absentee-voting-mail 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

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. I’ll be turning 18 in 2024. Can I vote in any of the elections?
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.

2. I have a felony on my record. Is there a way for me to vote?
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.

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