Below are answers to many of the questions that come up during an election year, especially for a local city council election. For more information, go to knoxvotes.org to visit the Knox County Election Commission website.
How can I register to vote? Or check whether I am registered to vote?
To be able to vote for Amelia in the August 27, 2019 Primary election, you must be registered to vote in the City of Knoxville by Monday, July 29, 2019. To register to vote or to check to see if and where you are registered to vote, please click on the Tennessee Online Voter Registration graphic below.
When do I vote?
To elect Amelia Parker to the Knoxville City Council, you must vote for Amelia in both the Primary Election on August 27, 2019 and the General Election on November 5, 2019. The August primary election will determine the 2 names to go on the ballot in November. Amelia needs your help and your votes in August to make sure she makes it on the ballot in November.
For those who want to beat the lines on Election Day, you can vote during the early voting period.
2019 EARLY VOTING DATES:
Wednesday, August 7 - Wednesday, August 22, 2019.
Remember - EVERY VOTE COUNTS! Make sure you cast your vote for Amelia either during early voting or on election day!
Where can I vote?
The easiest way to find your Election Day polling location is by using the GoVoteTN app. You can download the app by clicking here.
Your voting location is also written on your voter registration card.
if you would like some flexibility, you can vote during the Early Voting period at any of the designated early voting locations. These locations will be posted closer to the election.
What if I will not be in Knoxville this summer? Or how do I vote if my health prevents me from leaving my home to vote?
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 was the first day to request an absentee ballot from the Knox County Election Commission. August 20th is the final day to request an absentee ballot but it is best to request a ballot sooner rather than later.
City residents who are able to request an absentee ballot include residents who are:
- Age 60 and older
- Participating in jury duty
- Candidates for office
- Election officials
- Those who will be celebrating a religious holiday on election day
- Property qualified voters (individuals who own land in the city but live outside of the city limits)
- Experiencing a disability, sickness, or hospital stay that prevents your participation
- Caretaker of a hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled member of our community
- A person with a disability whose polling place is inaccessible
- A commercial driver working outside of the county or the spouse of a person who possesses a CDL (commercial driver's license)
- Living outside of the county on Election Day and all days of early voting
- Student attending school outside of Knox County
- Spouse of student attending school outside of Knox County
- Full-time resident of a licensed nursing home or similar licensed care facility (excluding penal facilities/jail) outside of the voter's county of residence