Tuesday, march 3, 2020

Presidential Preference Primary and State/County Primary

Primary elections will be held for President for the Republican and Democratic Parties, and the Republican Party will elect delegates to its national convention.


County primaries and primaries for state judicial offices where a vacancy has occurred will also be held if the parties called a primary. The deadlines below apply to all candidates for these offices whether they will be nominated by primary or caucus or file as independent candidates if a March 2020 primary has been called. No petition is necessary for caucus nominations, however,  the nominating party must submit the caucus nomination by the qualifying deadline.

dates and deadlines

First Day to Pick Up Petitions

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First Day to Pick Up Petitions

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (presidential candidates who do not anticipate being nationally recognized)


Friday, September 13, 2019 (delegate candidates)


Monday, October 14, 2019* (state and county candidates)

Announcement of Nationally Recognized Presidential Candidates

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Announcement of Nationally Recognized Presidential Candidates

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Qualifying Deadlines

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Qualifying Deadlines

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00 Noon (presidential candidates who are not nationally recognized)


Thursday, December 12, 2019, Noon (delegate and state and county candidates)

Withdrawl Deadlines

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Withdrawl Deadlines

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:00 Noon (presidential candidates)


Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:00 Noon (delegate and state and county candidates)

Voter Registration Deadline

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Voter Registration Deadline

Monday, February 3, 2020

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Thursday, august 6, 2020

State/Federal Primary and State/County General Election

Primary Elections will be held for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Senate (even-numbered districts), and Tennessee House of Representatives. General elections will be held for applicable county offices and state judicial offices where a vacancy has occurred.

Dates and Deadlines

First Day to Pick Up Petitions

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First Day to Pick Up Petitions

Monday, February 3,2020

Qualifying Deadline

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Qualifying Deadline

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00 Noon

Withdrawl Deadline

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Withdrawl Deadline

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:00 Noon

Voter Registration Deadline

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Voter Registration Deadline

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Early Voting Period

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Early Voting Period

Friday, July 17 - August 1, 2020

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

State/Federal General Election




Dates and deadlines

First Day to Pick Up Petitions

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First Day to Pick Up Petitions

Monday, February 3, 2020 (for offices on August ballot)


Friday, May 22, 2020 ( independent presidential candidates)


Monday, June 22, 2020 (municipal candidates)

Qualifying Deadline

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Qualifying Deadline

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00 Noon (for offices on August ballot)


Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 Noon (for independent presidential and municipal candidates)

Withdrawl Deadline

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Withdrawl Deadline

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:00 Noon (for offices on August ballot)


Thursday, August 27, 2020, 12:00 Noon (for independent presidential and municipal candidates)

Voter Registration Deadline

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Voter Registration Deadline

Monday, October 5, 2020

Early Voting Period

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Early Voting Period

Wednesday, October 14 - Thursday, October 29, 2020

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