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Voter Registration

Voter Registration Application

Mail Application to:
Davidson County Election Commission
P.O. Box 650
Nashville, TN 37202

Requirements to Register

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You are or will be 18 years of age or older on or before the next election day.
  • You are a resident of this state.

Residence is now determined as of the day one begins living in Tennessee with the intention of making this state their legal residence.

** WARNING** Giving false information to register to vote or attempting to register when not qualified is a felony punishable by not less than two (2) years nor more than twelve (12) years imprisonment or a fine of $5,000 or both.

Requirements to Vote

  1. You have registered at least 30 days prior to an election.
  2. The completed registration forms must be postmarked or hand delivered to the election commission office 30 days before an election.
  3. An application for voter registration does not become official until the Administrator of Elections determines that all required information is complete.
  4. You must notify the election commission in writing or by personal appearance if you are changing your address within this county.
  5. You must re-register:
  • Within 90 days after a change of name for any reason, except by change in marital status.
  • If your right to vote is restored pursuant to T.C.A. 2-2-139.
  • If you are moving into this county from another county or state.

Submitting the Registration Form

  1. Individual forms may be picked up at the Post Office, Public Library, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Information Desk at the County Court House, the Department of Safety, the State/Metro Departments of Health, Department of Veterans' Affairs, and local branches of the Armed Forces.
  2. Fill in all information asked for on the application.
  3. Remember to sign your application.
  4. The completed registration form must be mailed or hand delivered to the election commission office 30 days before an election. Persons using the Postal Service to deliver their registration forms during this 30 day period should be cautioned to have their forms canceled with the postmark to insure that they will meet deadline requirements. Change of Address Forms may be received by the 5th day before election day or address can be changed at your new polling location on election day.
  5. The election commission will notify the applicant whether or not the form has been accepted. Approved applicants will receive their voter registration cards in the mail.
  6. Persons who register by mail will be required to vote in-person the first time they vote before they are eligible to vote an Absentee Ballot by mail.

Registering by Mail

Voter Registration by mail forms may be either mailed or hand-delivered to the Election Commission Office. Davidson County residents may send their completed forms to:

Davidson County Election Commission
P.O. Box 650
Nashville, TN 37202


The Election Commission Office has no control over the delivery schedule of the U.S. Postal Service. Therefore, individuals who use a by-mail form to register to vote for the first time should be aware of the following factors:

  • By-Mail Voter Registration forms mailed within 72 hours (3 days) before the voter registration deadlines should receive hand cancelled post marks at a U.S. Post Office branch to ensure acceptance by the Election Commission Office.
  • These registration applications should be physically delivered to the Election Commission Office or Royal Parkway Branch Post Office, 525 Royal Parkway. The Royal Parkway Branch Post Office is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Applications for Voter Registration By-Mail Forms in Davidson County can be found at the following locations. Please contact each location for business hours.

  •     Davidson County Election Commission
  •     Main Post Office (525 Royal Parkway, Donelson)
  •     Broadway Post Office (901 Broadway)
  •     Airport Post Office (Metro Airport)
  •     Local Post Office Branches
  •     Department of Safety (Motor Vehicle Divisions)
  •     Local Armed Forces Recruiting Offices
  •     Health and Human Services Offices

If you register by mail, it is important that your application be post marked by the registration deadline date.

Individuals who registered to vote by-mail and are voting for the first time since registering must present an acceptable form of identification.

Acts for Purging a Voter's Registration

The registration of a person shall be purged as soon as the Election Commission has knowledge of any of the following Acts (T.C.A. 2-2-106)

If a Person:

  • Requests to be purged;
  • Fails to notify the Commission within ninety (90) days of a change of name for any reason, except by marriage;
  • Has not responded to a confirmation notice, and has not voted or updated his/her voter registration for two (2) consecutive November Elections since the confirmation notice was sent;
  • Dies.

Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation beyond those already provided at the web portal, should contact

Joan Nixon
800 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: (615) 862-8800
Fax: (615) 862-8810