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August 4, 2016 Election Information

Calendar for the August 4, 2016 Election:

  • July 5 Final day to register to vote
  • July 15 1st day of Early Voting
  • July 28 Final day to request an absentee ballot
  • July 30 Final day of Early Voting
  • August 4 Election Day

What's on the ballot*?

Federal & State Primary
Republican Primary:

  • US House of Representations, 2nd District
  • Tennessee State Senate, 6th District
  • Tennessee House of Representatives: Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, and 89
Democratic Primary:
  • US House of Representatives, 2nd District
  • Tennessee House of Representatives: Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, and 89

State General Judicial retention questions: Supreme Court, Court of Appeals: Western, Middle, and Eastern Divisions, and Court of Criminal Appeals

Knox County General: County Commissioner: Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 Board of Education: District 5

Farragut Municipal Election Alderman Ward 1

  • Not all races are included because of lack of candidates and contested races. Also, independents for a General election will not be on the Primary ballot.

8/4/16 Election Information

Early Voting Schedule

Who are the candidates?

Local Voting Information

Vote411: Create Your Own Ballot

2016 Election Schedule

Board of Education Districts from KGIS

Find your voting location and list of state and local representatives HERE.

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Get Out the Vote 2016

The LWV has partnered with AIGI, the Professional Association for Design, to "Get out the Vote for 2016." This year, in partnership for the first time with the League of Women Voters, AIGA will Get Out the Vote by:

  • Presenting an online gallery of original, nonpartisan posters for printing and public distribution
  • Organizing exhibitions in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (Cleveland, July 2016), Democratic National Convention (Philadelphia, July 2016), and AIGA Design Conference (Las Vegas, October 2016)
  • Programming local events throughout the year organized by AIGA chapters and student groups across the country in partnership with League of Women Voters affiliates and other local partners

Online Voting Registration Proposal

Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) have filed legislation providing for the establishment of an online voter registration system for Tennesseans. Voters with an unexpired driver's license or personal identification card issued by the Department of Safety will be able to go to an official state website where they will be able to register to vote online.

"In an electronic age, it makes sense to provide electronic registration if we have proper safeguards and validation steps," said Senator Yager. "This legislation provides those assurances to make voter registration more convenient for Tennesseans and hopefully encourages more citizens to participate in the election process."

Under Senate Bill 1626/House Bill 1742, the voter registration application would be reviewed electronically. If the request is confirmed to be valid, the new registration would be added to the state's voter registration list after being reviewed by the respective county election commission office. The validation step is done by comparing the information on the online registration form against the information provided by the same individual when he or she received a driver's license or their state-issued identification card.

Read the full Press Release here.

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