In 2015, cities and counties across the state will elect new mayors, city council-members, and commissioners. Major cities like Memphis and Knoxville will elect new mayors while Nashville will elect a new mayor, 5 new at-large city councilmen, and many other new city councilmembers.
August 6th is election day in Coffee, Davidson, Franklin, Gibson, and Greene County! Many races for mayor and city council seats will be decided by just a few votes - one of them could be yours! Below is some information about voting and engaging in the election that you might find helpful. If you have any questions or would like any additional resources, please call our election hotline at 615.414.1030.
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Don't Wait! Vote Early! You can beat the long lines on election day, and vote early! Early voting is happening for August 6th elections from July 17th-August 1st. If you have questions, need more information, or need a ride to the polls please call TIRRC at 615-414-1030
Don’t forget your Photo ID! By law, voters are now required to present a state- or federally-issued photo ID in order to vote. College student IDs, issued from a state school, will not be accepted. For more information about the new Photo ID law, click here.
Help get out the immigrant vote! TIRRC is looking for volunteers to support our efforts to engage New American voters in the election this year. Through door-to-door canvasses, phone banking, poll-watching and events, volunteers will engage with Nashville’s diverse immigrant community in conversations about the importance of voting, how to vote, and issues of importance to the immigrant community. Call or email Eben Cathey at eben@tnimmigrant or 615-833-0384 to learn more.
Register to vote! If you are eligible to vote, but have not registered yet. Register today! The deadline has passed to vote in the August 6th election, but if you register before September 10th you can vote in municipal run-off elections! Click here for more information on registering to vote.
You can hear Mayor Karl Dean and TIRRC's Lead Organizer Leticia Alvarez on many of Nashville's Spanish language radio stations urging voters to go to the polls on November 4th!
TIRRC's electoral team is getting out the immigrant vote - and getting attention!
Channel 4 covered one of our many canvasses and profiled Diana Montero, a Dreamer and member of TIRRC, who was out door knocking and educating New American voters about the voting process. Diana and the other members of TIRRC's electoral team will knock on over 4,000 doors by November 4th.