Tennessee Department of State - Division of Elections
Election Calendar

All Key Dates

Date Event Citation Election Date
11/22/2013 If a county will be holding a May county primary, first day nominating petitions may be issued for May county primary. TCA 2-5-102(b)(5) 5/6/2014
11/22/2013 Last day the executive committee may direct the County Election Commission to call for county primary election to be held in May. (The county primary would then be held on May 6.) TCA 2-13-203(d) 5/6/2014
1/1/2014 First day the County Election Commission may receive requests for absentee by-mail ballots from armed forces personnel, their spouses, and qualified voters temporarily staying outside the territorial limits of the United States and District of Columbia. TCA 2-6-502(c) and (d) 5/6/2014
1/1/2014 First day the County Election Commission may receive requests for absentee by-mail ballots from armed forces personnel, their spouses, and qualified voters temporarily staying outside the territorial limits of the United States and District of Columbia. TCA 2-6-502(c) and (d) 8/7/2014
1/1/2014 First day the County Election Commission may receive requests for absentee by-mail ballots from armed forces personnel, their spouses, and qualified voters temporarily staying outside the territorial limits of the United States and District of Columbia. TCA 2-6-502(c) and (d) 11/4/2014
1/3/2014 First day nominating petitions for the August primary and county general election (if no primary held) may be issued. TCA 2-5-102(b)(5) 8/7/2014
2/5/2014 If a county will be holding a May primary, first day the County Election Commission Office may receive requests and/or applications for absentee ballots to be voted by mail by persons other than armed forces personnel, their spouses and overseas voters. TCA 2-6-202(a) 5/6/2014
2/6/2014 On or before this date, all candidates for the office of county road superintendent in a county holding a county primary in May must file their affidavits of qualification with the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board. TCA 54-7-104 5/6/2014
2/6/2014 On or before this date, all candidates for the office of Sheriff in a county holding a county primary in May must file their affidavits of qualification with the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST). TCA 8-8-102 5/6/2014
2/20/2014 If the county will be holding a May primary, qualifying deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time (applies to political party candidates, candidates nominated through a political party convention, and independent candidates for the offices on the primary ballot). TCA 2-5-101(a)(2) and TCA 2-5-101(e) 5/6/2014
2/27/2014 If the county will be holding a May primary, withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time. TCA 2-5-204(b) (1) 5/6/2014
3/17/2014 Write-in candidate deadline, 12:00 NOON. TCA 2-8-113(c) 5/6/2014
3/20/2014 If a county primary has not been called for the office of road superintendent, filing deadline for affidavits of qualification with the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board. TCA 54-7-104 8/7/2014
3/20/2014 If a county primary has not been called for the office of sheriff, filing deadline for affidavits of qualification with the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (P.O.S.T.). TCA 8-8-102 8/7/2014
3/22/2014 By this date, absentee ballots must be mailed to members of armed forces personnel, their spouses and citizens temporarily outside the United States. TCA 2-6-503 5/6/2014
3/24/2014 Last day for candidates to file the statement of disclosure of interests with the Tennessee Ethics Commission. TCA 8-50-501(b) 5/6/2014
3/27/2014 Last day to send a written request to each licensed nursing home, assisted care living facility, home for the aged, or similar licensed institution providing relatively permanent domiciliary care in the county for a list of all the individuals in the licensed institution for the limited purpose of voting. TCA 2-6-601(b) 5/6/2014
4/3/2014 Qualifying deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for candidates in the August primary election, as well as independent candidates for offices to be filled on the August or November general election ballots. TCA 2-5-101(a) 8/7/2014
4/3/2014 Qualifying deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for candidates in the August primary election, as well as independent candidates for offices to be filled on the August or November general election ballots. TCA 2-5-101(a) 11/4/2014
4/7/2014 Last day to register to vote in person and by postmark with the local County Election Commission Office. TCA 2-2-109 5/6/2014
4/7/2014 First day that the County Election Commission may send absentee deputies to licensed nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and homes for the aged to vote the registered voters therein. TCA 2-6-601 5/6/2014
4/10/2014 1st Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 5/6/2014
4/10/2014 1st Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 8/7/2014
4/10/2014 1st Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 11/4/2014
4/10/2014 Withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for candidates in the August primary election, as well as independent candidates for offices to be filled on the August or November general election ballots. TCA 2-5-204(b)(1) 8/7/2014
4/10/2014 Withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for candidates in the August primary election, as well as independent candidates for offices to be filled on the August or November general election ballots. TCA 2-5-204(b)(1) 11/4/2014
4/16/2014 First day a voter may vote early by personal appearance. Election commission office must be open two (2) Saturdays during the early voting period. TCA 2-6-102(a)(1) and 2-6-103(a)(1) 5/6/2014
4/29/2014 Pre-Primary campaign financial disclosure reports for May primary due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 5/6/2014
4/29/2014 Last day an Administrator of Elections may process an application for absentee ballot. TCA 2-6-202(d)(3) 5/6/2014
5/1/2014 Last day a voter may vote early by personal appearance. TCA 2-6-102(a)(1) 5/6/2014
5/1/2014 Write-in candidate withdrawal deadline. TCA 2-8-113 (c) 5/6/2014
5/2/2014 No later than 12:00 NOON prevailing time this date, the candidates, political parties, and citizens' organizations shall submit to the County Election Commission lists of names of poll watchers to serve on Election Day. TCA 2-7-104(a) 5/6/2014
5/5/2014 An employee eligible to vote pursuant to TCA 2-1-106 must notify his/her employer by 12:00 NOON prevailing time on this date. TCA 2-1-106 5/6/2014
5/5/2014 Last day for candidates to file statement of interests with the Tennessee Ethics Commission. TCA 8-50-501(b) 8/7/2014
5/6/2014 ELECTION DAY (County primaries if called by the political party's county executive committee) TCA 2-13-203 5/6/2014
5/9/2014 First day the County Election Commission Office may receive requests and/or applications for absentee ballots to be voted by mail by persons other than armed forces personnel, their spouses and overseas voters. TCA 2-6-202(a) 8/7/2014
5/23/2014 First day nominating petitions may be issued for the November general election (applies to municipal candidates and any county office candidate seeking to fill a vacancy on the November ballot). TCA 2-5-102(b)(5) 11/4/2014
6/6/2014 If a municipality wants nonresident property-rights voters to cast ballots using the absentee by mail voting process, the municipality must file an ordinance no later than this date with the county election commission directing nonresident property-rights voters to vote in such matter. TCA 2-6-205 8/7/2014
6/18/2014 Write-in candidate deadline, 12:00 NOON. TCA 2-7-133(i) and 2-8-113(c) 8/7/2014
6/23/2014 By this date, absentee ballots must be mailed to members of the armed forces personnel, their spouses and citizens temporarily outside the United States. TCA 2-6-503 8/7/2014
6/23/2014 By this date, the election commission must mail an application for absentee by mail ballot to each nonresident property owner registered to vote in a municipality which has adopted an absentee by mail voting process for such voters. The election commission must include a notice advising the voter of the absentee by mail voting process and that this is the only option available for such voter to participate in the municipal election. TCA 2-6-205 8/7/2014
6/28/2014 Last day to send a written request to each licensed nursing home, assisted care living facility, home for the aged, or similar licensed institution providing relatively permanent domiciliary care in the county for a list of all the individuals in the licensed institution for the limited purpose of voting. TCA 2-6-601(b) 8/7/2014
7/8/2014 Last day to register to vote in person and by postmark with the local County Election Commission Office. TCA 2-2-109 8/7/2014
7/9/2014 First day that the County Election Commission may send absentee deputies to licensed nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and homes for the aged to vote the registered voters therein. TCA 2-6-601 8/7/2014
7/10/2014 2nd Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 5/6/2014
7/10/2014 2nd Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 8/7/2014
7/10/2014 2nd Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 11/4/2014
7/18/2014 First day a voter may vote early by personal appearance. Election commission office must be open three (3) Saturdays during the early voting period. TCA 2-6-102(a)(1) and 2-6-103(a)(1) 8/7/2014
7/31/2014 Pre-General campaign financial disclosure reports for August general due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 8/7/2014
7/31/2014 Pre-Primary campaign financial disclosure reports for August primary due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 8/7/2014
7/31/2014 Last day an Administrator of Elections may process an application for absentee ballot. TCA 2-6-202(d)(3) 8/7/2014
8/2/2014 Last day a voter may vote early by personal appearance. TCA 2-6-102(a)(1) 8/7/2014
8/2/2014 Write-in candidate withdrawal deadline. TCA 2-7-133 (i) and 2-8-113(c) 8/7/2014
8/5/2014 No later than 12:00 NOON prevailing time this date, the candidates, political parties, and citizens' organizations shall submit to the County Election Commission lists of names of poll watchers to serve on Election Day. TCA 2-7-104(a) 8/7/2014
8/6/2014 First day the County Election Commission Office may receive requests and/or applications for absentee ballots to be voted by mail by persons other than armed forces personnel, their spouses and overseas voters. TCA 2-6-202(a) 11/4/2014
8/6/2014 An employee eligible to vote pursuant to TCA 2-1-106 must notify his/her employer by 12:00 NOON prevailing time on this date. TCA 2-1-106 8/7/2014
8/7/2014 ELECTION DAY (State Primary and County General) TCA 2-1-104(a)(26), 2-3-202, & 2-13-202 8/7/2014
8/21/2014 Qualifying deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for municipal candidates, and any county office candidate seeking to fill a vacancy on the November ballot. (TCA 2-5-101(a) and 5-1-104) 11/4/2014
8/28/2014 Withdrawal deadline, 12:00 NOON prevailing time, for municipal candidates and county office candidates seeking to fill a vacancy on the November ballot. TCA 2-5-204(b)(1) 11/4/2014
9/5/2014 If a municipality wants nonresident property owners who are registered to vote in the municipal elections to cast ballots using the absentee by mail voting process, the municipality must file with the county election commission an ordinance directing nonresident property owners to vote in such a manner no later than this date. TCA 2-6-205 11/4/2014
9/15/2014 Write-in candidate deadline, 12:00 NOON. TCA 2-7-133(i) 11/4/2014
9/20/2014 By this date, absentee ballots must be mailed to members of the armed forces personnel, their spouses and citizens temporarily outside the United States. TCA 2-6-503 11/4/2014
9/20/2014 By this date, the election commission must mail an application for absentee by mail ballot to each nonresident property owner registered to vote in a municipality which has adopted an absentee by mail voting process for such voters. The election commission must include a notice advising the voter of the absentee by mail voting process and that this is the only option available for such voter to participate in the municipal election. TCA 2-6-205 11/4/2014
9/22/2014 Last day for candidates to file the statement of interests with the Tennessee Ethics Commission. TCA 8-50-501(b) 11/4/2014
9/25/2014 Last day to send a written request to each licensed nursing home, assisted care living facility, home for the aged, or similar licensed institution providing relatively permanent domiciliary care in the county for a list of all the individuals in the licensed institution for the limited purpose of voting. TCA 2-6-601(b) 11/4/2014
10/6/2014 Last day to register to vote in person and by postmark with the local County Election Commission Office. TCA 2-2-109 11/4/2014
10/6/2014 First day that the County Election Commission may send absentee deputies to licensed nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and homes for the aged to vote the registered voters therein. TCA 2-6-601 11/4/2014
10/10/2014 3rd Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 5/6/2014
10/10/2014 3rd Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 8/7/2014
10/10/2014 3rd Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 11/4/2014
10/15/2014 First day a voter may vote early by personal appearance. Election commission office must be open two (2) Saturdays during the early voting period. TCA 2-6-102(a)(1) and 2-6-103(a)(1) 11/4/2014
10/28/2014 Last day an Administrator of Elections may process an application for absentee ballot. TCA 2-6-202(d)(3) 11/4/2014
10/28/2014 Pre-General campaign financial disclosure reports for November general due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 11/4/2014
10/30/2014 Last day a voter may vote early by personal appearance. TCA 2-6-102(a)(1) 11/4/2014
10/30/2014 Write-in candidate withdrawal deadline. TCA 2-7-133 (i) 11/4/2014
10/31/2014 No later than 12:00 NOON prevailing time this date, the candidates, political parties, and citizens' organizations shall submit to the County Election Commission a list of names of poll watchers to serve on Election Day. TCA 2-7-104(a) 11/4/2014
11/3/2014 An employee eligible to vote pursuant to TCA 2-1-106 must notify his/her employer by 12:00 NOON prevailing time on this date. TCA 2-1-106 11/4/2014
11/4/2014 ELECTION DAY (State and Federal General Election) TCA 2-1-104(27) and 2-3-203 11/4/2014
1/26/2015 4th Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 5/6/2014
1/26/2015 4th Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 8/7/2014
1/26/2015 4th Quarter campaign financial disclosure reports due. TCA 2-10-105(c)(1) 11/4/2014
2/2/2015 Year-end supplemental campaign financial disclosure statements due. Candidates with open campaign accounts for pasts or future elections. TCA 2-10-105(c)(3) 5/6/2014
2/2/2015 Year-end supplemental campaign financial disclosure statements due. Candidates with open campaign accounts for pasts or future elections. TCA 2-10-105(c)(3) 8/7/2014
2/2/2015 Year-end supplemental campaign financial disclosure statements due. Candidates with open campaign accounts for pasts or future elections. TCA 2-10-105(c)(3) 11/4/2014