Voters are required to show photo identification when they arrive at the polls. Accepted forms of identification include any photo ID issued by the State of Tennessee – including drivers’ licenses – and photo IDs issued by the federal government, including U.S. passports, government employee identification cards, and military ID cards.
What to Expect at the Polls
All voters, whether voting at an Early Voting location or at their Election Day precinct, must provide proof of identification. This could be in the form of a Federal (passport, military ID) or Tennessee-issued photo ID (driver’s license, concealed-carry permit, state photo ID) or similar document. If you have a religious objection to having your photograph made, or cannot afford a photo ID, you may sign an AFFIDAVIT OF IDENTITY form that is available at the polling place.
Update Voter Information
The voter registration application also serves as a name and/or address change request. Complete and sign the form. When updating your address within the county, the form may be mailed, faxed, or emailed with an attached document which includes a scanned signature or submitted in person to your local county election commission office. When updating one’s name, the form must be mailed or taken to your local county election commission office. The form must be signed and received no later than five (5) days before the election in order to process the change.
Register to Vote
Election Information from the Secretary of State
You must be a qualified voter to register. View voter qualifications.
How to Register
Complete an application at the Tennessee Online Voter Registration site; download and complete the Voter Registration Application and mail to the Rhea County Election Commission, PO Box 181, Dayton, TN 37321; or register in person at the Election Commission office, 125 Court Street, Suite 1, Dayton.
Precinct 1 – Spring City North
Pentecostal Worship Center
25000 Rhea County Hwy, Spring City
Precinct 2 – Grandview
Grandview Comm. Center
175 Emergency Rd, Grandview
Precinct 3 – Spring City South
Spring City City Hall
229 Front St, Spring City
Precinct 4 – Wolf Creek
Wolf Creek Baptist Church
5225 Wolf Creek Rd, Spring City
Precinct 5 – Evensville North
Rhea Co. Sheriff’s Training Center
711 Eagle Ln, Evensville
Precinct 6 – Evensville South
Rhea County Sheriff’s Training Center
711 Eagle Ln, Evensville
Precinct 7 – Dayton North
Rhea County Welcome Center
107 Main St, Dayton
Precinct 8 – Dayton West
Family Worship Center
1120 Dayton Mountain Hwy, Dayton
Precinct 9 – Frazier
Grace Bible Church
2809 Old Washington Hwy, Dayton
Precinct 10 – Garrison
Garrison Baptist Church
260 Garrison Rd, Dayton
Precinct 11 – Graysville
Graysville City Hall
136 Harrison Ave, Graysville
Precinct 12 – Walden’s Ridge
Walden’s Ridge Comm. Building
5364 Dayton Mountain Hwy, Dayton
Military/Overseas (UOCAVA) Absentee Information
Military personnel, their family members and overseas voters (UOCAVA voters) may receive their absentee ballot via e-mail or by-mail upon request. UOCAVA voters may track when the ballot was received by their local county election commission office. The voted ballot must be received by the local county election commission office by the close of polls on election day to be counted.
If you are not in the military, a family member of the military, or an overseas citizen, these instructions do not apply to you and you may not use Form 76. Please refer to Absentee Voting.
- Who may apply to vote absentee under T.C.A. § 2-6-502?
- Must I already be a registered voter to vote in Tennessee pursuant to this provision?
- When may a registered voter or individual who meets the above requirements apply to vote by absentee ballot?
- What is the process for requesting an absentee ballot?
- How do I submit the request or application to my local county commission?
- To be counted, when must the voted ballot be received by the county election commission?
- Must I submit an application for each election in the upcoming year?
- What if I do not receive or ruin my ballot and can no longer use it?
- What if I do not provide all of the information required on the by mail ballot application?
- How may I receive my absentee ballot?
- May I track my absentee ballot?