Absentee Voting Information

Absentee Voting by Mail

The deadline to request an absentee by -mail ballot for the November Election  is  October 27th. 

Absentee by-mail Ballot Request Form

Mail form to DeKalb Election Commission, P.O. Box 543, Smithville, Tn 37166 or
email to either:
dekalb.commission@tn.gov
dekalbelections@dtccom.net

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE ELECTION OFFICE AT 615-597-4146 or visit https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/absentee-voting

Am I eligible to vote absentee by-mail?

You can vote absentee by-mail if you fall under one of the following categories:

  • You are sixty (60) years of age or older.
  • You will be outside the county where you are registered during the early voting period and all day on Election Day.
  • You are hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to appear at your polling place to vote (this includes persons who have underlying medical or health conditions which in their determination render them more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 or at greater risk should they contract it). For a list of underlying health conditions that makes a person more susceptible, see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html. A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
  • You are the caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled (this includes caretakers for persons who have underlying medical or health conditions which in their determination render them more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 or at greater risk should they contract it). For a list of underlying health conditions that makes a person more susceptible, see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html.  A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
  • You or your spouse are a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county where you are registered.
  • You reside in a nursing home, assisted living facility or home for the aged outside your county of residence.
  • You are a candidate for office in the election.
  • You are observing a religious holiday that prevents you from voting in person during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • You serve as an Election Day official or as a member or employee of the election commission.
  • You will be unable to vote in-person due to jury duty.
  • You have a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place.
  • You or your spouse possess a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and you will be working outside the state or county of registration during the open hours of early voting and Election Day and have no specific out-of-county or out-of-state address to which mail may be sent or received during such time.
  • You are a member of the military or are an overseas citizen.
  • You are on the permanent absentee list.

The following must provide an out-of-county address:

  1. Student or spouse of a student attending school outside DeKalb County
  2. Outside of county during all voting hours for early voting and election day
  3. Full time resident of a nursing home or similar licensed institution located outside DeKalb County
  4. Overseas U.S. Citizen
  5. Member of the military or family member of the military.