Making Democracy Work

Elections

Who is on the ballot in the next Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee or national election? How can you learn more about the candidates? How do you register to vote? See the links below for information on these topics and more related to elections.

Local Candidate Forums

FORUMS RELATED TO THE AUGUST 2, 2018 ELECTION:

The following public forums conducted by the League are being re-broadcast on community TV and are also available for web streaming.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY ELECTIONS

Recordings of all of our 2018 RuCo forums are indexed at

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWIYzdSyXkTMDeqN0XHoAsV4s1BFLMS6q

or check the RCTV broadcast schedule at http://rutherfordcountytn.gov/rctv/current-schedule.htm

For the August 2nd election, these forums include:

Rutherford County School Board

Rutherford County Sheriff

Rutherford County Commission Districts 4, 6, 7, 8 (first segment) and 13, 18, 19, and 21 (second segment)

Check your county districts and zones at https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

CITY OF MURFREESBORO ELECTIONS

For the August 2nd election, these forums include:

City School Board General (3 seats, at large): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON8rdTMh9q8&t=4s

City School Board SPECIAL Election (1 seat, at large): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_T6MuuFmKU

City Council (3 seats, at large): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oQAR33Pdww

or check the CityTV schedule for broadcast times:

https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/111/CityTV-Program-Schedule-Location

FORUM POLICY

As part of our commitment to voter service, the League attempts to schedule candidate forums for most contested races in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. In order to assure impartiality and comply with FCC rules for televised events, a majority of candidates must agree to participate in order for the League to go forward with a forum.

We regret it anytime that any candidate is unable to participate, as we are strong, nonpartisan advocates for the voter education that these forums encourage. However, working out the logistics of candidate availability, League volunteer availability, and the availability of municipality staff and resources realistically limits the dates and times we can consider.

Voter Information

See a sample ballot, get early voting information, and more at http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov

Vote411.org Vote411.org is a site to find the facts about voting, to look up your state and US districts, and to find your polling place and local districts based on the Tennessee voter registration database.

Do you want to find your state legislators?

You can also find your state senator or representative here

We post local election information closer to election time. You can also check with the Rutherford County Election Commission for more about early voting dates, the new VOTING CENTER locations, and more.

Young voters age 18-24 should check out MyFirstVoteTN.org. This site has helpful information and short videos to answer many common questions, including how to register, how to find your polling place, how to decide who to vote for, and even WHY you should vote.

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? You can register, check or update information online at

GoVoteTN

Photo ID Requirements

Check the Photo ID Requirements before you go to the polls.