Things to Know About Voting While at MTSU
“I am True Blue” is a simple phrase that conveys MTSU’s core values of
- Honesty and integrity
- Respect for diversity
- Engagement in the community
- Commitment to reason, not violence
What is the True Blue Voter initiative?
The True Blue Voter initiative reinforces our engagement in the community core value by engaging students in civic leadership through voting. Working with the Rutherford County Election Commission, the True Blue Voter initiative assists Tennessee students in registering in either Rutherford County or their home counties.
If I am registered to vote in my home county, do I have to travel home to vote?
If you are registered to vote in a county other than Rutherford County, you can use an absentee ballot. Please note, you either must register to vote in person or vote in person once before you can request an absentee ballot.
Beginning Aug. 8, you can request an Absentee Request form, using the links on this site as well as find the contact information for your county’s Election Commission. Once you’ve completed the form, simply email, fax, or mail it to your county Election Commission office.
For my vote to count, when must the ballot be received by the Election Commission office?
The absentee ballot has to be received in the mail no later than Election Day. If a ballot is received in the mail after Election Day, it will not be counted.
Please plan ahead and allow sufficient time to complete the absentee ballot request and to return your ballot by U.S. mail.
- Aug. 8, 2018: First day to request absentee ballot
- Oct. 7, 2018: Last day to register to vote
- Oct. 17–Nov. 1, 2018: Early voting
- Oct. 30, 2018: Last day to request an absentee ballot
- Nov. 6, 2018: Election Day