Nonpartisan Voting Guide for TN and AL
In 2022 we are continuing our nonpartisan campaign to encourage our communities to VOTE. Not just in big elections, but in EVERY election.
We encourage all of our staff, neighbors, and guests to use your most powerful tool to impact policy – your vote! By ensuring people from diverse backgrounds can participate at the polls, we make certain our government can represent us all.
If you’re new to voting it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This post should help ease some frustration. So, let’s get registered and find the polls near you.
Register to Vote
First, you’ll need to register to vote. To find the proper information click on the button below which corresponds to your state of residence. This should take less than 5 minutes.
Not sure if you’re registered?
Jump to Your State’s Voting Information
Upcoming Elections in Tennessee
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
The deadline to register to vote for the November State General Election is October 11, 2022.
State Primaries Election Results
Election Results from August 5th, 2022 State Primaries
See County General election results linked in the appropriate column below.
Tennessee Residents, Click on the links below to see your county’s website or linked documents for voting and election information.
CLOSED – Early Voting in Tennessee
It’s easy to take advantage of Tennessee early voting opportunities. However, we understand not all of our neighbors have flexible schedules. We encourage you to check out early voting times for the most flexibility. There even are two weekend dates open!
Early Voting Schedule for November 8th Tennessee State General Election include
October 19th – November 3rd – Early Voting is CLOSED.
Early Voting Statistics
Davidson County, TN – Stats
Hamilton County, TN – Stats
Knox County, TN – Stats
Overlap of the Tennessee County and State Elections
UPCOMING – November 8th – Tennessee State General Election
In November, the Tennessee State General Election will be held. It will be one of the longest ballots in state history. Offices on the ballot include…
- U.S. House of Representatives
- Tennessee Senate (odd-numbered districts)
- Tennessee House of Representatives
- Republican and Democratic State Executive Committeeman and Committeewoman (all districts)
CLOSED – August 4th – Tennessee County General Election for May Primary + State Primary
On August 4th, voters will see candidates from the May primaries return for the General Election, and also…Primary Election Candidates for State elections.
CLOSED – May 3, 2022 – Tennessee County Primary Elections
A More Equitable Election in Tennessee
As a part of our 2020 non-partisan campaign, we started a relationship with The Equity Alliance (TEA). This group of incredible community leaders aims to secure a more equitable and prosperous future for Black Tennesseans.
In the past we have distributed TEA voting stickers on our to-go cup sleeves and roasted a limited edition coffee to support their efforts. There is still work to be done, and we will continue to lift up their voices in 2022.
As a part of their goal to educate and engage voters, they have compiled free Voter Guides for Tennessee communities in Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga. Their guides are available below!
The Equity Alliance (TEA) is a Nashville-based, statewide 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, non-profit organization who seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives. TEA believes in using voter education, registration, and engagement as necessary weapons in the fight for social and economic justice – and so do we. Led by a dynamic duo of Black women, the organization is passionate and relentless in building Black civic and economic power. If you would like to donate directly, visit theequityalliance.org
Please Vote Nashville – An Illustrated Guide
Tennessee’s all-volunteer voter guide is back in 2022! This non-partisan platform is run, illustrated and distributed by volunteers all over Nashville and Tennessee. This year, Please Vote Nashville worked with local artists Kami Baergen to create the 2022 Illustrated Midterm Primaries Ballot Breakdown and Rachel Briggs for the 2022 Illustrated State General Election Ballot Breakdown. This is a gorgeous and simple way to digest all of the information for this year’s elections. Download your copy of the Ballot Breakdown on Please Vote Nashville’s website.
Upcoming Elections in Alabama
November 8th, 2022 | State General Election | 7 am – 7 pm
Deadline to Register to Vote for Nov 8th is October 24th, 2022
Find Your Voting Location
Polls will be open 7 am – 7 pm November 8th, 2022.
Ways to Vote:
In Person: Registered voters may vote 7 am – 7 pm at their designated voting location with a valid photo ID
Absentee Ballot: You may apply for an absentee ballot if you will be traveling, if you are ill, or meet other eligibility requirements.
Early In-person: Not available in Alabama.
Alabama Voting Schedule
May 9, 2022 – Primary Registration Deadline
May 17, 2022 – Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (delivered by mail)
May 19, 2022 – Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (delivered in person)
May 24, 2022 – Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (delivered by mail)
May 24, 2022 – Primary Election
June 21st, 2022 – Primary Runoff Election
November 8th, 2022 – General Election
November 8th – General Election
Voter registration deadline for general election October 24th, 2022
In November, the Alabama State General Election will be held. Offices on the ballot include…
- U.S. House – If you are our neighbor in Birmingham Alabama, you may be in one of three different districts for the US House. Find your district by visiting the Find My Elected Official Map.
- District 3
- District 6
- District 7
- U.S. Senate – If you are our neighbor in Birmingham Alabama, you may be in one of three different districts for the US House. Find your district by visiting the Find My Elected Official Map.
- District 3
- District 6
- District 7
- Governor –
- Kay Ivey (incumbent REP) Yolanda Flowers (DEM)
- State House
- State Senate
- Will Boyd (D), Katie Britt (R), John Sophocleus (L), Richard Bowers (I), Jarmal Jabbar Sanders (I)
- State Supreme Court
- Municipal Government
- School Boards
- Ballot Measures – There are nine measures on the Nov. 8 ballot.
- What are Ballot Measures? A ballot measure is a law, issue, or judgement that is placed on an election ballot for voters to decide on the outcome. These have the potential to become laws or constitutional amendments.
For compiled lists of information regarding Jefferson County residents, you can visit BallotPedia.com.
CLOSED – May 24th, 2022 – Birmingham – Shelby County Primary Election
The 2022 Alabama Voter Guide is a comprehensive document outlining how to register, offices up for election, voting locations and more.
CLOSED – June 21st, 2022 – Primary Runoff Election (If Necessary)
Guides + Resources for Alabama Elections
NAACP Legal Defense Fund – Alabama Voter Information The LDF has compiled comprehensive information on How and where to vote, as well as what is on your ballot in your area. Visit the link above to explore their guides.
The Alabama Secretary of State Website, Alabama Votes has some helpful tools to help you discover your voting districts and outlines voter registration and requirements for the state of Alabama.