Residents urged to visit Nashville libraries to register to vote

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Davidson County Election Commission wants to make sure you’re registered to vote this election season.

The commission has dubbed Saturday, Oct. 8 as “procrastination Saturday” and is urging people to visit Nashville public libraries that day. Click here to view a list of locations.

Library employees will be handing out voter registration applications and will collect and submit them to the election commission in time for the Oct. 11 deadline.

“Nashville Public Library branches provide a great service to the community and voter registration is one of those services,” said Jeff Roberts, Davidson County, administrator of elections. “It is human nature to wait until the last minute, but the good news is residents can go to their nearest library location to register in time.”

The Davidson County Election Commission offices at 1417 Murfreesboro Pike and 800 Second Ave. South, will also be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

To register, you must be a Davidson County resident, a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old on or before Election Day Nov. 8. No form of identification is required when registering, but voters must show a federal or Tennessee State government-issued photo ID when voting.

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Voters can check their voter status at Those who don’t find their name in the Voter Registration Information Lookup database may need to complete a new voter registration application or call the Davidson County Election Commission at 615-862-8800.

Early Voting begins Oct. 19 and lasts through Nov. 3. Davidson County residents can vote early at any of the 12 locations, including six Nashville Public Library locations in Bellevue, Bordeaux, Edmondson Pike, Green Hills, Hermitage and Madison.

Click here to learn more about the election at the Davidson County Election Commission website.