KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Nov. 8 is Election Day for the 2022 general elections in the United States and Tennessee. Voters have a chance to vote early beginning Oct. 19 and ending Nov. 3.

When to vote?

Polls will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where to vote?

To find your polling location, the state has created a website to locate polling places based on your address.

What’s on the Ballot?

You can find sample ballots for most counties in East Tennessee, here. This ballot is identical to the ballot your will be given at your polling place.

What to bring?

You will need to bring a government-issued photo ID with you when voting. Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

  • Tennessee driver’s license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo

College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable. This includes county or city-issued photo IDs, such as library cards and photo IDs issued by other states.

For first-time voters who register by mail, federal law requires one of the following to be presented:

  • Current photo identification with voter’s name and photo.
  • If the photo identification is expired, the voter must also present one of the following: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or another government document that shows the voter’s name and address.
  • Expired photo IDs are OK to use as long as it was validly issued by the federal or Tennessee state government and contain the name and photograph of the voter.

If you forget a photo ID, you will vote on a provisional ballot. Then within two business days after election day, you need to return to the Election Commission’s office to show a valid photo ID. Upon returning, the voter will sign an affidavit and a copy of the voter’s photo ID will be made to be reviewed by the counting board.

In addition, keep in mind that you cannot wear anything that supports a candidate, party or issue when voting in person at a polling location.