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Student Voter Registration Information

To have a voice is to vote - in every election!

We encourage UTHSC students to participate in state and federal elections. Elections provide a voice in state and national politics.

The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires colleges and universities to provide students with voter registration materials.

The Tennessee Department of Elections provides information on your eligibility to vote in upcoming elections as well as a voter registration application.

The Shelby County Election Commission provides voting procedure information for county residents.

After you've registered to vote either in person or by mail, you will receive a voter registration card in the mail. Your voting precinct and districts are listed on the card.  At this point, early voting and absentee voting will be available.

You may view a demonstration of the voting device or learn more about them at the Shelby County Elections Committee FAQ page.

Who Can Vote

You must be:

Those convicted of a felony cannot vote unless you have had your full rights of citizenship restored or you must have received a pardon.

Register to Vote

In Person

  • Any public library;
  • Many designated government offices
  • Any motor vehicle office when applying for a driver's license
  • Shelby County Election Commission (150 Washington Ave, Memphis, TN 38103)
  • Elections Operations Center (980 Nixon Dr., Memphis, TN 38134)

By Mail

You may also register to vote by mail by completing the Mail-In Application for Voter Registration. This form may also be obtained at libraries, post offices, the Shelby County Election Commission; and/or some city/county government offices.

If you register by mail, you must vote in person the first time you vote.


Voting Locations

You can find your local voting site by visiting the Shelby County Elections Commission website’s Precinct Locator.

Election Centers Close to the UTHSC Campus

NOTE: There are NO voting locations on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus.

Shelby County Election Commission
157 Poplar Ave., Suite 121
Memphis, TN 38103

Bellevue Middle School
575 S Bellevue Blvd
Memphis, TN 38104

UTHSC and Higher Education Act (HEA)

In compliance with Title IV and other Federal and State disclosure laws, students may link to the UTHSC Student Right To Know Consumer Information webpage.

For questions about the UTHSC Student Right To Know Consumer Information website, please contact:

Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-5560

May 26, 2022