How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Tennessee

Register By

February 3 (Monday)

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

Tennessee Primary: March 3, 2020

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Tennessee Voter Information

Get Registered

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!

Get registered to vote now!

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.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Find your polling place here: https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

Check out the Official Tennessee 2020 Election Calendar here!

Check out the Official Tennessee Voter Guide Here!

Id Requirement

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.

 

More info can be found here!

Voter Workplace Protection

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.

Early Voting

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

Find your local County Elections locations and times here!

You can request an application to vote via absentee for next year’s primary as early as Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

More info on absentee voting here!

College Students

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!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate 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  

  • 42 district
  • 14 at large
  • 8 Pledged PLEOs
  • 9 Superdelegates

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

Important dates:

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

Tennessee Delegate Selection Plan

How to Run to be a Delegate

Steps to becoming a delegate

District Delegates (42) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • You must be registered to vote by Feb 3, 2020,
  • You must vote in the Presidential Primary by March 3, 2020 .
  • File a Declaration of Candidacy and Pledge of Support with the TNDP office by Feb 17, 2020.
  • Forms will be available at tndp.org or the TNDP office, 319 Plus Park Blvd, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37217 beginning Jan 6, 2020.
  • District Delegates are selected at the District conventions on March 21, 2020 by the selectors chosen at the County Conventions on March 7, 2020 .
  • All delegates should attend the April 18, 2020 Tennessee’s National Convention delegates meeting to elect the standing committee members and the delegation chair.
  • To become a county selector show up with your supporters to vote in the March 7, 2020 County Convention. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend and vote for the county selectors to the District Conventions. For information: tndp.org/county-parties
  • If elected as a county selector, attend your Congressional District Convention on March 21, 2020, 1pm EST to elect the district-level delegates.

At Large Delegates (14) At Large Alternate Delegates (5)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • You must be registered to vote by Feb 3, 2020,
  • You must vote in the Presidential Primary by March 3, 2020
  • File your Declaration of Candidacy and Presidential Support Statement with the TNDP by Noon, March 27, 2020.Tennessee Democratic Party, 319 Plus Park Blvd Suite 202 Nashville, TN 37217
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected at an open meeting on April 18, 2020 by the Tennessee Democratic State Executive Committee.
  • All delegates should attend the April 18, 2020 Tennessee’s National Convention delegates meeting to elect the standing committee members and the delegation chair.

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.

  • File your Declaration of Candidacy and Presidential Support Statement with the TNDP by Noon, March 27, 2020.Tennessee Democratic Party, 319 Plus Park Blvd Suite 202 Nashville, TN 37217
  • PLEO delegates are elected at an open meeting on April 18, 2020 by the Tennessee Democratic State Executive Committee.
  • All delegates should attend the April 18, 2020 Tennessee’s National Convention delegates meeting to elect the standing committee members and the delegation chair.

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.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Tennessee you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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