SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennesseans have one week to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 8.
Voters should keep in mind that Monday is Columbus Day, a national holiday, so post offices will not be open that day. Anyone planning to mail in a registration will need to have it postmarked by no later than Saturday, October 6.
Voters also need to remember that Tennessee has a new voter photo ID requirement. Bedford County Election’s Coordinator Summer Leverette explains.
“You have to have a state or federal issued photo ID to vote. Some examples are a military ID, driver’s license, or passport. It can be expired. If it’s a driver’s license it can be expired and it can be from another state. That will work as well.”
Leverette says early voting begins in Tennessee October 17 and runs through November 1. You can request an absentee ballot by mail through October 30.