Tennessee Primary: March 3, 2020
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Good news! Because Tennessee has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!
You must be registered by February 3, 2020.
Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.
Vote on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Find your polling place here: https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/
All voters must present a federal or Tennessee state ID containing the voter’s name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day unless there’s a special circumstance.
Voters receive paid time off with reasonable time up to three hours, must give notice before noon of election day. Not required if employees’ workday begins more than 3 hours after polls open or ends more than 3 hours before polls close.
Vote Early in Tennessee! Tennesseans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!
Early voting in Tennessee begins February 12 and ends on February 29.
To vote early, a person must appear in person at either the county election commission office or at a satellite voting location opened by the county election commission. The early voting period typically begins twenty (20) days before an election and ends five (5) days before an election.
More info here: https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/early-voting-person
You can request an application to vote via absentee for next year’s primary as early as Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!
If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.
Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?How to become a delegate in Tennessee
Tennessee has 73 delegates
Superdelegates: Rep. Steve Cohen, Rep. Jim Cooper, Al Gore Jr., Gale Jones Carson, Will T. Cheek, Robert H. Cowan, Mary Mancini, Marisa Richmond, William Owen
Filing period to become a district delegate: January 6 – February 17, 2020
Primary: March 3, 2020
County Conventions to elected County Selectors: March 7, 2020
District Conventions to elect District Delegates: March 21, 2020
Filing Deadline to become an At-Large or PLEO Delegate: March 27, 2020
State Executive Committee and Delegate Meetings: April 18, 2020
District Delegates (42)
At Large Delegates (14) At Large Alternate Delegates (5)
PLEO Delegates (8)
You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.
Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair
3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair elected by a quorum of Tennessee’s National Convention delegates, at a meeting to be held on April 18, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.
Convention Pages (2)
Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before April 18, 2020.
If you have questions contact the Tennessee Democratic Party.
If you have any questions about voting in Tennessee you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.
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