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How To Vote In Tennesee 2020

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    ♪ (patriotic music) ♪
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    Hello Tennessee!
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    If you’re watching this
    then I assume you want to vote!
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    Before you can vote in Tennessee,
    you’ve gotta be registered.
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    If you’re not sure
    if you’re registered already,
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    you can check using the link
    in the description.
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    If you’re not registered yet,
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    or you need to update
    your name or address,
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    you’ll need to fill out
    a registration form.
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    If you have a Tennessee
    driver’s license or state ID,
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    you can register online
    at the link in the description,
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    but if you don’t have a Tennessee ID,
    you can still register by mail.
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    You just print off the form
    using the link below
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    and mail it to your county’s board
    of elections by October 5th.
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    Once you register, you get to vote.
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    In certain situations,
    you can vote absentee by mail,
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    like if you will be
    out of state on election day,
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    or you have an illness, disability,
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    or religious belief that prevents you
    from going to the polls.
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    If any of those apply to you,
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    you’ll need to fill out
    the absentee ballot request form
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    linked in the description
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    and mail it to your county’s
    election commissioner.
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    A link to all their contact information
    is in the description.
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    You can request your ballot
    any time before October 27th,
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    but the sooner you get your request in,
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    the longer you'll have
    to look it over, fill it out,
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    and send it back
    before November 3rd.
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    For everyone else,
    if you want to vote early,
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    you’ll need to do it in person.
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    From October 14th to the 29th,
    any registered voter can vote
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    at a county election commission office
    or satellite voting location.
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    The hours and locations vary by county,
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    so check your county’s elections
    website before you go.
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    If you want to vote on election day
    on November 3rd,
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    you can find out where you need to go
    to vote using the link in the description.
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    Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm
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    if you live in the Central Time part
    of Tennessee,
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    8 am to 8 pm if you’re in Eastern Time.
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    You’ll need to bring a photo ID with you,
    like a Tennessee driver’s license,
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    state ID, military ID,
    handgun permit, or passport.
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    If you don’t have any of those,
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    you can get a free voter ID
    at a Driver Services Center
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    --there’s a link to more info
    on getting a voter ID below.
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    I also suggest you check
    your County Election Commission’s website
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    to look at a sample ballot that tells you
    everything you’ll be able to vote for.
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    You don’t have to vote for
    every single item on the ballot
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    --you can leave things blank
    if you want to.
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    But your local elections
    can be pretty important,
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    so it’s worth checking out
    what’s on there ahead of time.
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    You can even take a screenshot
    or print it out
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    and bring it to the polls with you
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    so you don’t forget
    how you wanted to vote.
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    The best thing to do
    if you want to vote this year
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    is to make a plan to vote right now--
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    from what day
    you’re gonna register
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    to whether you are gonna vote
    in person or absentee.
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    What kind of ID you’re going to use,
    and where that ID is,
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    even what time you’re going to the polls
    and how you’re going to get there.
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    Write it down, put it in your notes app,
    text it to your friend, just make a plan
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    so that nothing unexpected stops you
    from being counted on November 3rd.
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    All the links you need
    to check your registration,
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    vote early and find your polling location
    are in the description.
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    Thanks for being a voter!
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    How To Vote in Every State
    is produced by Complexly
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    in partnership with
    The MediaWise Voter Project,
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    which is led by The Poynter Institute
    and supported by Facebook.
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How To Vote In Tennesee 2020
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