"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of the Congress [editor adds:'and State Legislatures]. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national [and State] legislature....If the next centennial does not find us a great nation...it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces." President James Garfield
Candidates for Governor, the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, State Senate, State House of Representatives, and others are on the ballot.
Candidates for Governor are HERE.
Candidates for the State Senate and State House are HERE.
2018 ELECTION DATES & DEADLINES
|April 5, 2018||Candidate Qualifying Deadline:April 5, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Qualifying Deadline (FOR STATE/FEDERAL/FARRAGUT CANDIDATES)|
|April 12, 2018||Candidate Withdrawal Deadline:April 12, 2018 at NOON - Candidate Withdrawal Deadline (FOR STATE/FEDERAL/FARRAGUT CANDIDATES)|
|May 4, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request starts:First day to request an absentee ballot|
|July 3, 2018||Voter Registration Ends:Final day to register to vote before election|
|July 13, 2018||Early Voting begins:First day of Early Voting period|
|July 26, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request ends:Final day to request an absentee ballot|
|July 28, 2018||Early Voting ends:Final day of Early Voting period|
|August 8, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request starts:First day to request an absentee ballot|
|October 8, 2018||Voter Registration Ends:Final day to register to vote before election|
|October 17, 2018||Early Voting begins:First day of Early Voting period|
|October 30, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request ends:Final day to request an absentee ballot|
|November 1, 2018||Early Voting ends:Final day of Early Voting period|
The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places
- Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00PM ET/7:00 PM CT
- Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-3-201. Hours of election: Polling places shall be open for voting for a minimum of ten (10) continuous hours but no more than thirteen (13) hours. All polling places in counties in the eastern time zone shall close at eight o'clock p.m. (8:00 p.m.) prevailing time and polling places in counties in the central time zone shall close at seven o'clock p.m. (7:00 p.m.) prevailing time.
To download the Tennessee Voter Registration Application, go HERE.
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Tennessee Online Campaign Finance
The Tennessee Online Campaign Finance database contains financial records that candidates and PACs are required to disclose by law. You can go HERE to search candidates, PACs, reports, contributions, and expenditures.
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