Yes. Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-7-112. All Tennessee voters must present a federal or Tennessee issued ID containing your name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day unless an exemption applies. Per the Secretary of State of Tennessee’s website:
What IDs may I use? Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:
- Tennessee driver license with your photo
- United States Passport
- Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
- Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
- United States Military photo ID
- Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo
What IDs are NOT acceptable?
College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable. This includes county or city issued photo IDs, such as library cards, and photo IDs issued by other states.
Who is exempt from showing identification for in person voting? Some common exemptions are listed on the Secretary of State’s website:
- Voters who vote absentee by mail
- Voters who are residents of a licensed nursing home or assisted living center and who vote at the facility
- Voters who are hospitalized
- Voters with a religious objection to being photographed
- Voters who are indigent and unable to obtain a photo ID without paying a fee.
Is my photo ID acceptable?
If you are unsure or have questions about your specific photo ID, contact your county election commission or the Division of Elections within the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office at 1-877-850-4959. You can find your local county election commission here: https://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php
Where can I get a Tennessee ID?
You will need to visit the nearest driver service center! Visit the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s website for information about locations and hours, closure advisories, and self-service kiosks and online renewal. https://www.tn.gov/safety/driver-services/locations.html