ELECTION GUIDE: Municipal Elections - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

ELECTION GUIDE: Municipal Elections

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

Election day is quickly approaching for many Mid-South municipal elections. 

If you are interested in voting on election day, here are some things you need to know: 

Mississippi

If you have never voted in Mississippi, or if you have a change of address, you have two weeks to send in your voter registration application to register to vote or update your current registration. 

The registration deadline in Saturday, April 1.

The municipal primary is May 2.

Tennessee

Arlington

June 15- Last day to turn in petition for office
June 22- Deadline to withdraw petition
August 22- Registration deadline for new voters


Early voting:
September 1 - 16

General election:
September 21

Bolivar

April 16- Last day to register to vote

Early voting:
April 26- May 11

Election Day:
Tuesday, May 16

Lakeland

March 16 - First day to pick up petition
April 13- Last day to turn in petition
April 17- Deadline to withdraw petition
April 25- Registration deadline for new voters

Early voting:
May 5-May 20

General Election:
May 25

THE BASICS:

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

Federal or Tennessee government issued photo ID is required in order for you to vote in person. College student IDs are unacceptable. City or county employee IDs (including library cards) are unacceptable. 

Driver's license, U.S. passports, government employee ID cards, or military IDs are acceptable.

TIME: Polls are open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

AM I REGISTERED TO VOTE:

If you are unsure if you are registered to vote in Shelby County, you can check your status by clicking here

WHERE DO I GO TO VOTE:

Click here to find your voting location on election day. 

HOW TO OPERATE THE VOTING MACHINE:

If it is your first time voting, or if you are still a little unsure or nervous about operating the voting machine, you always have the ability to ask one of the polling workers for assistance. However, you can review a video of operating the voting machine by clicking here so you can go into the polling location more prepared and confident. 

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