WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE POLLS

APPLY TO VOTE AT THE REGISTRARíS TABLE

 

 You will go to the appropriate registrar based on the first letter of your last name.†

 The registrar will look up your name in the poll book and have you complete an application for ballot.†

 On your application you will indicate which election you wish to vote in (if more than one is being held).

VIEW VOTING MACHINE DEMONSTRATION

 

When you first come into the polling place, the first thing you will do is receive a demonstration on how to vote on the new E-Slate Voting Machine

RECEIVE VOTER ACCESS CODE FROM BALLOT CLERK

 

 After applying to vote at the registrarís table, you will then proceed to the ballot clerk.†

 The ballot clerk will issue you a randomly printed 4-digit access code number which you will use to pull up your correct ballot on the E-Slate voting machine.

Can I wear a T-shirt, hat, jacket, etc. into the polling place when I vote?† No.† Tennessee law prohibits anyone from displaying any campaign clothing or soliciting voters within 100 feet from the entrance to the polling place.† However, you may do so outside the 100 foot boundary.† If you walk into the polling place with a campaign hat on, you will be allowed to vote only if you take off the hat and do not show it to anyone.† If you have a campaign shirt on you will be asked to immediately leave the polling place to go home and change.† However, if you can cover up the shirt with a jacket so no one else can see it, then you will be allowed to vote.† Sorry, this is state law.

 

Is it OK to have a bumper sticker on my car when I pull into the polling place to vote?† Yes, but only long enough to go inside the polling place and vote, and then you must remove your vehicle from inside the 100 foot boundary once you have finished voting.

Campaign Activity

VOTE ON THE E-SLATE

 

 Once you receive your access code number from the ballot clerk, you will then go to an empty voting booth and cast your ballot on the E-Slate.

 At any time during this process, you may request that an election official assist you in voting.†

 If you request assistance, both the Democratic and Republican Judge must accompany each other in giving you assistance.