The Tennessee Supreme Court overturned the option for all eligible voters to vote by mail in November due to COVID-19 and restored Tennessee’s excuse-based system for November, with COVID-19 related additions that include exposure-based quarantining, care taking and underlying health conditions. The ruling requires the state to provide “appropriate guidance” to voters regarding the underlying health conditions qualification. That guidance and additional details on who qualifies to absentee vote can be found on the TN.gov website or by clicking here. There is a link to the Absentee Ballot on the TN.gov site below.
There is an illustration below that explains the timeline when you mail in a Absentee Ballot request.
A registered voter may request an application for a by-mail ballot no earlier than ninety (90) days before the election and no later than seven (7) days before the election. To be processed for the next election, the application must be received by the election commission no later than seven (7) days before the election.
For the 2020 General Election on November 3, 2020, the First Day to Request an Absentee Ballot is Wednesday, August 5, 2020 and the Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot is Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
To request a by-mail absentee ballot, mail, fax or email the proper form below to your local election commission. Be sure to complete all sections and include an original or scanned signature. When you click on this link to the TN.gov website, the form will load as a pdf for you: sos-tn-gov-files.tnsosfiles.com/5 Request for Absentee Ballot.pdf
The Sevier County Election Commission office is located at 1145 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The office telephone number is (865) 453-6985. The fax number is (865) 429-0376. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.