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Vote Early - October 17th - November 1st

You can vote early in person from October 17th until November 1st at any of the following locations.

1. Brainerd Rec Center

1010 N Moore Rd


Monday thru Saturday

10 AM - 6 PM

2. Collegedale City Hall - Fuller Community West Room

4910 Swinyar Dr


Monday thru Saturday

10 AM - 6 PM

3. Election Commission

700 River Terminal Rd


Monday thru Friday

8 AM - 7 PM

4. Hixson Community Center

5401 School Dr


Monday thru Saturday

10 AM - 6 PM

Vote on Election Day - Tuesday November 8th

You can vote in person on Election Day November 6th at your polling location from 8 AM to 8 PM. Not sure where you vote?

Vote Absentee

Request a ballot - August 8th until October 30th.



Ballots must be received by the Hamilton County Election Commission on or before November 6th.


Voting absentee is when you receive, fill out, and return a ballot by mail, but you can only vote Absentee if you meet one of the following circumstances:

  1. The voter will be outside the county of registration during the early voting period and all day on election day;
  2. The voter or the voter’s spouse is enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county of registration;
  3. The voter’s licensed physician has filed a statement with the county election commission stating that, in the physician's judgment, the voter is medically unable to vote in person. The statement must be filed not less than seven (7) days before the election and signed under the penalty of perjury;
  4. The voter resides in a licensed facility providing relatively permanent domiciliary care, other than a penal institution, outside the voter's county of residence;
  5. The voter will be unable to vote in person due to service as a juror for a federal or state court;
  6. The voter is sixty (60) years of age or older;
  7. The voter has a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place;
  8. The voter is hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because of such condition, cannot vote in person;
  9. The voter is a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled;
  10. The voter is a candidate for office in the election;
  11. The voter serves as an election day official or as a member or employee of the election commission;
  12. The voter’s observance of a religious holiday prevents him or her from voting in person during the early voting period and on election day;
  13. The voter or the voter’s spouse possesses a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or the voter possesses a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and certifies that he or she will be working outside the state or county of registration during the open hours of early voting and Election Day, and has no specific out-of-county or out-of-state address to which mail may be sent or received during such time.
  14. The voter is a member of the military or is an overseas citizen.

What was it like the first time you voted?

Mayor Andy Berke

October 12, 2018

My family was never involved in politics. When I was growing up, they didn’t go to party meetings, and no one ever ran for office. But they did understand the importance of voting. My grandparents, as immigrants to the U.S., understood that the right to choose your elected leaders was a key reason why they…

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About Chattanooga Votes

Chattanooga Votes is an non-partisan, civic initiative of the City of Chattanooga to increase voter participation by creating a culture of celebration, pride, and information around the act of voting.


City of Chattanooga

Office of Mayor Andy Berke

(423) 643-7800