How to register to vote in Chattanooga, TN

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Let’s get down to business, Chattanooga – the 2020 election is just around the corner. Well, okay, it’s not until Tuesday, Nov. 3, but the last day to register to vote is Oct. 5. 


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Chattanoogans must register to vote by mail or in person by Oct. 5. Tennessee doesn’t offer registration on Election Day.

We know, registering to vote (or just checking to make sure you’re registered) sounds like one more thing to add to your never-ending to-do list, but it is easy. 🗳️

How to register online

  • Make sure you have a valid Tennessee ID — a Tennessee driver’s license or Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security ID. 
  • Click this link. It will only take about two minutes to register.
  • Residents can check their registration, update, or register for the first time at http://cha.city/vote or by texting REGISTER to 97779.
  • If you have more questions about registration or voting, the state has a series of videos that answer FAQs here

Local registration events on Sept. 22 (that’s today)

  • You can get 15% off Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at 201 Broad St. from 4-9 p.m., if you show this coupon 
  • UTC’s University Center + library, 615 McCallie Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cleveland State Community College, 3535 Adkisson Drive, 10 a.m.
  • Various Locations in Dalton and Chatsworth starting at 8 a.m.; contact [email protected] for more information

Where to vote + what to bring

  • Once you’re registered, click this link to find out where to vote.
  • On Election Day, bring one of the following with you, if you vote in person: A Tennessee driver’s license (can be expired), Tennessee driver’s license, US passport, US military photo ID, photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government, or a Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo. 

How to volunteer


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  • Sign up for the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition 
  • Sign up to volunteer with HeadCount, a non-partisan voter registration organization, and help get people registered.
  • Find more local opportunities here

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