If you're heading out to vote in the Tuesday election, you'll need to make sure you have an appropriate ID with you.
changes to Tennessee voter ID laws back in 2013 to prevent fraud,
people are required to bring a photo ID with them to vote.
are several accepted forms of ID, including drivers licenses, U.S.
passports, military and government IDs, and handgun permits with
Student ID cards from state universities are not acceptable, and the law applies only to those voting in polling places.
For people without photo IDs that wish to vote, it's not too late. The State Department of Homeland Security has a quick same-day method to get one free of charge.
you need to do is visit one of the driver service centers across the
state to obtain one. People must be able to prove U.S. citizenship by
providing their birth certificate or social security card, plus provide
two proofs of Tennessee residency such as recently postmarked bills or a
If you have a government-issued license that
isn't a photo ID, then all you need to do is convert that to a photo
license at a driver service center.
The nearest driver service center to Knoxville is just off I-40 at the Strawberry Plains Pike exit 398 at 7320 Region Lane.
In Maryville, the driver services center is located off the West Lamar
Alexander Parkway at 318 Home Avenue. In Oak Ridge, residents can head
to the center at 475 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
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