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Online Tool Allows Tennessee Voters To Track Absentee Ballots

Lance Dennee

Tennessee voters seeking to exercise their right to vote through a mail-in ballot may track the status of that ballot online ahead of the November 3 general election.

Voters may track their ballot beginning with the initial request and ending after the county election commission receives the completed ballot.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett said he hopes the tool will contribute to high turnout in the election.

“We saw a record number of Tennesseans voting absentee by-mail in the August election and we expect to break that record in November,” said Hargett. “Many of these voters are voting absentee by-mail for the first time. Our online tracking tool takes some of the uncertainty out of the process so voters can be confident about their ballot.”

Voters must have a legal reason to vote by mail and submit a written request to receive a ballot. A list of legal reasons to vote by-mail may be found here. The written requests for an absentee ballot must be submitted to a county election commission. Find contact information for county election commissions here

The online ballot tracker tool may be accessed here. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 27. 


Dalton York is a Morning Edition host and reporter for WKYU in Bowling Green. He is a graduate of Murray State University, where he majored in History with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership Studies. While attending Murray State, he worked as a student reporter at WKMS. A native of Marshall County, he is a proud product of his tight-knit community.
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