Register to vote: Tuesday is the last day in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tuesday, October 9, is the final day to register to vote in Tennessee.

Everyone who wants to vote on November 6 or during the early voting period must be registered by the October 9 deadline.

Thousands of Tennesseans who are eligible to vote may not be registered. That includes:

• People who just turned 18 or will be by Election Day
• People who are newly naturalized citizens
• People who have moved, whether just across town or across the state
• People who have changed their names
• People who haven’t voted in a while, who may be removed from the voter rolls

Registering in Tennessee is easy. New voters can register online but applications take awhile to process and must be done 30 days before an election date.

In order to register online, you will need an ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

For eligible high school students, the League of Women Voters will visit Knox County high schools to assist in registering students to vote.

The schedule for the high schools is as follows:

Sept. 25 Halls, South Doyle, Austin-East, Fulton and Hardin Valley

Sept. 26 Central, L&N STEM

Sept. 27 Bearden

Sept. 28 Career Magnet Academy

Oct. 1 Carter

Oct. 2 West, Farragut

Oct. 3 Powell, Karns

Oct. 5 Gibbs

You can visit any local election office to fill out a form.

If you are already registered, you can use the voter lookup tool to find out where to cast your ballot.