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Absentee By-Mail Voters Can Track Their Ballot Online

Friday, September 25, 2020

Tennessee voters who request an absentee by-mail ballot for the November 3 election can track the status of their ballot on the Secretary of State's website using the Absentee By-Mail Ballot Status Tracker tool.

Through this tool, Tennessee voters can easily and securely track their absentee by-mail ballot's status starting when the county election commission mails the ballot to the voter and ending when the completed ballot has been received by the county election commission. Visit the Absentee By-Mail Ballot Status Tracker at

Voters must have a legal reason to vote absentee by-mail.

To receive an absentee by-mail ballot, you must submit a written request to your local election commission by mail, fax or email. The Greene County Election Commission is at 311 CCU Boulevard, Suite 1, Greeneville, TN 37745. Their fax number is 798-1719 and their email is

Absentee by-mail ballot requests must be received by your election commission no later than seven days before the election. The deadline to request a ballot for the November 3 election is Tuesday, October 27.

Completed absentee by-mail ballots must be returned by-mail to your local county election commission. Voters are encouraged to request and return their absentee by-mail ballots early in order to ensure deadlines are met. Ballots must be received before the polls close on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. A first-class stamp is required to return a ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

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