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Voters now have the option to cast their ballots ahead of the Aug. 6 primary.

Early voting officially started Friday and will continue to run Mondays through Saturdays until Aug. 1. The deadline to register to vote in the primary, however, has passed.

Voters can find information about early voting and Election Day voting locations by using the GoVoteTN app or by going online.

Tennesseans will need to bring a valid photo identification to vote; this includes a driver’s license, a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security or a passport. College student IDs are not acceptable.

For those who do not want to vote in person, a judge is giving all eligible voters the option to vote absentee during the pandemic. Absentee ballots can be requested until July 30. First-time voters can only vote absentee if they’ve shown ID at a county election office.

Shelby County voters desiring to vote early may go to any of the satellite locations listed below during the hours set for the early voting period.

Also, voters who are already registered can make address or name changes at any early voting site.


(This story reflects a report by the Associated Press.)