NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2020) – If Davidson County voters expect to cast their ballot by mail-in voting for the August 6th state and federal primary as well as the county general election due to COVID-19, their requests to the Davidson County Election Commission are due Thursday.
On June 4, Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that the state must provide all eligible voters the option to vote absentee in the August and November elections this year. However, counties will only accept absentee ballot requests until July 30.
Voters are required to mail absentee ballots to the election commission so that it is received by Election Day (August 6). Advocates warn that voters should submit requests and return ballots as soon as possible. If a voter is mailed an absentee ballot and then decides to vote in person, either because they changed their mind or they didn’t receive the ballot, they will be required to vote a provisional ballot.
Early voting for Tennessee’s August 6 election ends Saturday, August 1. This election has heaving contenders in the primaries for United States Senate, United States House of Representatives District 5, Tennessee State Senate Districts 18 and 20, Tennessee State House of Representatives Districts 50-56 and 58-60, as well as general elections for Metro School Board Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9, and Oak Hill City Commissioner.
For a voters’ guide including a list of Out & About Nashville’s endorsements, CLICK HERE.
For a list of in person early voting locations and times, CLICK HERE.
To download a request for an absentee ballot, CLICK HERE.