Voting FAQ

When is the next city election?

The next Knoxville City Council election will take place on November 7, 2023 with early voting running from Oct 18 - Nov 2..

The seats up for reelection in the 2023 general are: City Judge, City Council District 5 and At-Large Seats A, B, and C although only one name will be on the ballot for At-Large Seat A following the sudden passing of candidate Cameron Brooks.

The remaining seats on city council (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6) are currently held by members serving their second and final term. These seats will be on the ballot in August and November 2025.

Offices on the November 2023 ballot:

  • City Council at-Large, Seat A
  • City Council at-Large, Seat B
  • City Council at-Large, Seat C
  • City Council, District 5
  • Municipal Judge

2023 - City of Knoxville Regular (General) Election

City of Knoxville elections are in odd-numbered years. All terms of office are 4 years. The Regular (General) election is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of every odd-numbered year.


  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - First day to request an absentee ballot
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - Final day to register to vote before election
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - First day of Early Voting period
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - Final day to request an absentee ballot
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 - Final day of Early Voting period
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Election Day

How do I find my council member?

If you are a city resident, Councilwoman Amelia Parker is your council representative for at-large seat C. Every city resident has 3 at-large representatives on city council as well as a district representative.

You can find your city council district by typing your address into KGIS's Voting Location Search. This website will list your City Council District and Council representatives. You can then find their contact information HERE. 

How many city council members are there?

Knoxville has nine city council members. Six of those members represent each of Knoxville's six districts. The three remaining seats are At-Large, with those three members representing all city residents.

How do I register to vote?

Registering to vote in Tennessee is now easier than ever through the GoVoteTN website and app. You can register to vote online, check your voter registration status, print your voter registration card, and more. Alternatively, you can still complete a mail-in voter registration form. 

What if I need my voting rights restored?

Information about restoration of rights can be found HERE.  If you are not able to find the resources you need, please contact Councilwoman Parker for further resources.