VOTING GUIDE: Everything voters need for today’s election

Primary elections in Tennessee
Primary elections in Tennessee
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 11:46 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 5:38 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - On Thursday, August 4, Tennesseans can begin casting their ballots for the State and Federal Primary and State and County General Election.

The Secretary of State’s office has provided information to ensure ease in voting and monitor fraudulent ballots in Tennessee.

According to the office of the State, Tennesseans can access voter-specific Election Day information, including polling times, locations, sample ballots, election results and more, with the GoVoteTN app or on

Peak times for voting are early morning, noon and after 5 p.m. The office suggests casting ballots in the midmorning or midafternoon to save some time. All polls close at 7 p.m. CT/ 8 P.M. ET.

Before arriving at the polls, voters must have valid photo identification. A driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee state government or the federal government is acceptable even if it is expired. A student ID or out-of-state driver’s license is not acceptable.

State law requires polling locations and areas within a 100-foot boundary of the entrance to remain campaign-free zones. Displaying or distributing campaign materials and solicitation of votes within this area are prohibited. Voters wearing campaign-related clothing or paraphernalia will not be allowed within the 100-foot boundary.

Tennessee voters are encouraged to report possible voter fraud or misinformation to the Secretary of State’s Division of Elections. Tennesseans can text ‘TN’ to 45995 to use the new Text to Report Voter Fraud system or call the Official Election Day Hotline toll-free at 1-877-850-4959.

For the latest information about Tennessee elections, follow the Secretary of State’s social media Twitter: @SecTreHargett, Facebook: Tennessee Secretary of State and Instagram: @tnsecofstate.

Everything voters need to know for the upcoming election
Everything voters need to know for the upcoming election(Tennessee Secretary of State)

For more information about the Aug. 4 election, visit or call the Division of Elections toll-free at 1-877-850-4959.

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