For the State & Federal Primary and State & County General Election on Thursday, August 4, early voting will end Saturday, July 30. The absentee ballot request deadline is today, Thursday, …
For the State & Federal Primary and State & County General Election on Thursday, August 4, early voting will end Saturday, July 30. The absentee ballot request deadline is today, Thursday, July 28.
For the State & Federal General Election on Tuesday, November 8, early voting will be from Wednesday, October 19, to Thursday, November 3. The absentee ballot request deadline will be Tuesday, November 1.
How to qualify for absentee voting
In order to be counted, absentee ballots must be received by mail at the Election Commission office (100 Public Square West Basement, Shelbyville, TN, 37160) by Election Day on August 4.
A request to the Election Commission for a ballot may not be processed more than 90 days before an election. The last day to receive a request for an absentee ballot is seven days before the election (for example, July 28 for the August 4 election).
Forms can be found on the Bedford County government website.
To vote absentee (by mail), a registered voter must fall under one of these categories:
Permanent Absentee Voters
To become a permanent absentee voter and automatically have a request for an absentee ballot application sent to you before every election, your physician must complete the physician's statement (included in the permanent absentee ballot form) certifying that, in the physician's judgement, you are medically unable to vote in person.
The physician's statement must be completed no less than seven 7 days before an election.
Contact the absentee/early voting department directly at 931-684-0531 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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