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Tennessee Election 2022

Tennessee Election 2022

Absentee Ballot Information Tennessee Election 2022

We want to remind you that it is time to request your Davidson County Tennessee Election Absentee Ballot for the election on August 4th, 2022. Your Absentee Ballot can be requested now! We recommend that the ballot be sent in the mail no later than July 28th.

Are you outside of Davidson County? Here’s a link to the general Absentee Ballot Request for Tennessee.

Eligibility requirements for Absentee Voting:

If you meet the following requirements you are likely eligible for an Absentee Ballot:

  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 hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because of such condition, cannot vote in person. A doctor’s statement is NOT required!
  4. The voter is a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled. A doctor’s statement is not required!
  5. The voter is unable to vote because of jury duty.
  6. The voter will be outside Davidson County during the Election period.
  7. The voter is in the military or a citizen living overseas.
  8. The voter is observing a religious holiday that prevents them from going to a polling place on Election Day.

You can find more information on eligibility requirements and request your Absentee Ballot for the upcoming election here.

Tennessee Department of State - Division of Elections - County Election Commissions Map. Election commission map by county. Where do I mail my ballot request in Tennessee.
Select your county on the map to get the mailing address for your election commission.

How to return your Absentee Ballot for Tennessee Election 2022:

You must return your ballot by mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.). Hand delivery or handing it to a poll worker during early voting or on Election Day is not permitted.

Absentee Request Deadline

  • In-person requests must be made by: July 28, 2022
  • The post must be received by: July 28, 2022
  • Return ballot by email by: July 28, 2022

Completed Absentee Vote Return Deadline

You must mail your ballot in time for it to arrive at the Election Commission no later than the close of polls on Election Day.

Voter Registration Information:

Register to vote online:

Tennessee Online Voter Registration

Register to vote by mail:

Download and print this form. Choose your county on this map and mail the form to the address for your county.

Register to vote in person:

Pick up voter registration applications in person at the following locations:

  • County Election Commission Offices
  • County Clerk’s Offices
  • Public Libraries
  • Register of Deeds Offices

Register during a transaction with one of the following agencies:

  • Department of Health (WIC program)
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Safety (motor vehicles division)
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked: July 5, 2022
  • In-person request by: July 5, 2022
  • Online request by: July 5, 2022

If you are eligible, request your absentee ballot and VOTE today!

Not registered to vote? Your voice matters! Register to vote TODAY!

Early Voting Dates for Tennesee Election 2022: July 15 – July 30, 2022 (Varies by county)

Other Helpful Resources for Tennesseeans

Other helpful resources for the State of Tennessee can be found on our “Resources” page. Here you will find:

Protect Your Stimulus Payment!

Protect Your Stimulus Payment!

At the end of 2020, Congress approved new stimulus payments for most Americans. Stimulus payments by direct deposit are already going out. The Treasury Department is sending others by check or debit cards in the mail. Under President Biden, we may see more stimulus payments coming as well.

With that in mind, let’s consider those who may have limited income and receive means-tested assistance, such as TennCare or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  Those individuals or their loved ones may be concerned that the additional funds contributed to their bank account may disqualify them from benefits.  However, the Social Security Administration has clearly said that stimulus payments do not count as income for means-tested assistance- at least not in the year it is received.  For those receiving TennCare, you have twelve months to spend your stimulus payment.

If you care for someone in a facility, the facility may try to claim the stimulus payment on behalf of the patient. This is especially true if the facility is the Representative Payee for the patient’s Social Security check. However, the stimulus payment belongs to the patient, not the facility. It is not part of the patient liability payment for TennCare.

While a facility may request payment for debts owed before a patient received TennCare, they cannot hold stimulus payments hostage. A patient or their legal representative may agree to have the funds held in a patient trust account at the facility.

No matter who holds a stimulus payment, it must be used for the benefit of the recipient. If you care for someone who received one, consider what these funds might be used for to improve their quality of life for the year ahead.

If you have any questions about a nursing home trying to keep your loved one’s stimulus payment, book a call with us now.