Register to Vote at the Gore Center
All MTSU students, staff, and faculty can register to vote year-round at the Albert Gore Research Center as part of our mission for increasing civic and political engagement among Tennesseans. The information below is to help you prepare for the registration process, but our staff members are also available to answer any questions you may have upon your arrival to the archive located in Todd Hall 128.
The 1998 Higher Education Act requires all post-secondary institutions to distribute information to students concerning voter registration. Tennessee residents who wish to register to vote may do so by visiting this website: http://sos.tn.gov/elections
Rutherford County encourages MTSU students to participate in local, county, state and national elections. To vote in elections in the State of Tennessee, one must be registered at least 30 days prior to the election date. Upon receiving and approving the voter registration application form, the Rutherford County Election Commission will assign the individual a voting precinct (where the voter will vote on election day based on residence address).
Voter Registration applications and other election information may also be obtained by visiting the Rutherford County Election Commission website at http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov/index.htm.
Voter Information for MTSU Students
Voter cards are mailed to the voter's address provided on the registration application. MTSU students living on campus should provide their residence address of 1301 East Main Street, with appropriate P.O. Box number or if mail is received by general delivery.
Students with questions about any election process should call the Rutherford County Election Commission at 615-898-7743, or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Election Commission office is located at 1 Public Square South, Room 103, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.
Additional information about registering to vote, upcoming elections, and MTSU student voting rates from the American Democracy Project.
Individuals may register to vote if they:
- Are a U.S. citizen
- Will be 18 years of age on/or before the next election
- Are a resident of Tennessee
- Have not been convicted of a felony or, if convicted, had voting rights restored by a court order or pardon
What IDs are acceptable?
Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:
- Tennessee driver’s 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 any state government
- United States Military photo ID
- State-issued 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.