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Early Voting has Begun for August 3rd Nashville Elections

Heidi Suydam
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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?

Council District Lookup

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

Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County

Metro Nashville Council District Profiles

Recent News about Nashville City Council

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:

Early Voting Times:

For more information about early voting, visit

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