What’s on the Ballot?
Sample ballot for August 3rd, 2023, in Nashville.
Some items on the ballot this year include:
- Special Republican Primary Election—Tennessee House District 51
- Special Democratic Primary Election—Tennessee House District 51
- Special General Election—Tennessee House District 52
- Metropolitan General Election—Mayor
- Metropolitan General Election—Vice Mayor
- Metropolitan General Election—Council At Large
Council Districts in Nashville
In Nashville, there are 35 City Council Districts. Districts are determined by City Planners using set districting criteria. Redistricting occurs every ten years. Districting refers to voting area boundaries set following a US Census.
What is your district?
Review information about each council member by district—HERE.
About the Metropolitan Council in Nashville
The council in Nashville is the legislative authority of the city government and Davidson County. It is made up of 40 seats filled by elected council members. Thirty-five seats are elected by district, and five seats are at-large.
Council Member At-Large vs. District Council Member
Council Members At-Large are elected to represent the entire population or metropolitan Nashville area. In contrast, District Council Members are elected to represent the people who live in their assigned districts.
Elected Council Members are elected for a four-year term. Sometimes, terms do not expire due to resignations or other circumstances.
Learn more about the Nashville City Council:
Description of Metropolitan Council
Recent News about Nashville City Council
- Nashville council passes $3.2B budget with raises for police, firefighters, city workers ⦁ The Tennessean
- At-Large Candidates: A Deeper Look ⦁ Nashville Scene
- Breakdown of Nashville's budget, which passed city council unanimously ⦁ Fox17 WZTV Nashville
- Metro sues to block state takeover of airport board ⦁ AXIOS Nashville
- Judges block Tennessee move to cut Nashville council in half ⦁ AP News
- Nashville Sues to Block Law That Would Shrink its Council by Half ⦁ NY Times
- Majority of Nashville Council members vow to reappoint Justin Jones to the state House ⦁ The Tennessean
- Gov. Lee signs bill to slash Nashville council in half ⦁ The Tennessean
Tennessee Voter App
GoVoteTN is a voter app where Tennessee residents can find Election Day information. It is a free app to find voting locations and hours of operation, view a sample ballot, and see election results. The app is available online, through the App Store or Google Play.
Valid ID Required
Registered voters must provide a valid ID at their polling location.
Accepted IDs include:
- Driver's License
- Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security
- Photo ID issued by Tennessee State Government
- Photo ID issued by the federal government
According to the Tennessee Secretary of State's Website, these IDs are accepted even if expired. For more information about what IDs are accepted to validate voting visit the Guide on ID Requirements When Voting.
Early Voting Information
All Early Voting Locations Open Friday, July 14, 2023 - Saturday, July 29, 2023
Early Voting Locations:
- Belle Meade City Hall 4705 Harding Pk Nashville 37205
- Bellevue Branch Library 720 Baugh Rd Nashville 37221
- Bordeaux Branch Library 4000 Clarksville Pk Nashville 37218
- Casa Azafran 2195 Nolensville Pk Nashville 37211
- Edmondson Pike Branch Library 5501 Edmondson Pk Nashville 7211
- Goodlettsville Community Center 200 Memorial Dr Goodlettsville 37072
- Green Hills Branch Library 3701 Benham Ave Nashville 37215
- Hermitage Branch Library 3700 James Kay Ln Hermitage 37076
- Howard Office Building 700 President Ronald Reagan Way Nashville 37210
- Madison Branch Library 610 Gallatin Pk S Madison 37115
- Margaret Maddox East YMCA 2624 Gallatin Pk Nashville 37216
- Southeast Branch Library 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Suite 201 Antioch 37013
Early Voting Times:
For more information about early voting, visit Nashville.gov