Legal

New State of Tennessee Photo ID Law  (click to view all requirements)

  • Starting in 2012, registered voters in Tennessee will have to show government-issued photo identification in order to cast a ballot at the polls.
  • Acceptable forms of ID include:
    • Tennessee drivers license with your photo
    • United States Passport
    • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
    • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
    • United States Military photo ID
    • Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo
  • Student ID cards from state universities are NOT acceptable.
  • The new law requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote applies only to those voting at polling places. It does not apply to those casting absentee ballots under state law, including those age 60 or older who wish to vote absentee or those voting at licensed nursing homes.