Knox County Tennessee

Upcoming Election Information


Upcoming Elections

*Note: The information contained herein is subject to change/correction, based on changes in the law and/or other considerations/factors. Please contact the Knox County Election Commission at 865-215-2480 for clarification or verification of below information.

2023 - City of Knoxville Primary Election

City of Knoxville elections are in odd-numbered years. All terms of office are 4 years. The Primary election is the last Tuesday in August of every odd-numbered year.

Offices on the ballot:

  • City Mayor
  • City Council at-Large, Seat A
  • City Council at-Large, Seat B
  • City Council at-Large, Seat C
  • City Council, District 5
  • Municipal Judge

Schedule:

  • Monday, March 20, 2023 - First day to pick up a nominating petition from the KCEC office
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023 at NOON - Candidate Qualifying Deadline
  • Thursday, May 25, 2023 at NOON - Candidate Withdrawal Deadline
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - First day to request an absentee ballot
  • Monday, July 31, 2023 - Final day to register to vote before election
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - First day of Early Voting period
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - Final day to request an absentee ballot
  • Thursday, August 24, 2023 - Final day of Early Voting period
  • Tuesday, August 29, 2023 - Election Day

2023 - City of Knoxville Regular (General) Election

City of Knoxville elections are in odd-numbered years. All terms of office are 4 years. The Regular (General) election is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of every odd-numbered year.

Offices on the ballot:

  • City Mayor (only if one candidate did not receive a majority of all votes cast in Primary Election)
  • City Council, Seat A (top two (2) candidates from Primary on ballot)
  • City Council, Seat B (top two (2) candidates from Primary on ballot)
  • City Council, Seat C (top two (2) candidates from Primary on ballot)
  • City Council, District 5 (top two (2) candidates from Primary on ballot)
  • Municipal Judge (only if one candidate did not receive a majority of all votes cast in Primary Election)

Schedule:

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - First day to request an absentee ballot
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - Final day to register to vote before election
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - First day of Early Voting period
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - Final day to request an absentee ballot
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 - Final day of Early Voting period
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Election Day
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Elections

Main Office (Mailing Address)
Old Court House
300 Main Street, Suite 229
Knoxville, TN 37902

West Office
109 Lovell Heights Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37922

Phone: 865-215-2480
Fax: 865-215-4239
Absentee Ballot Requests
should be email to: absenteeballot@knoxcounty.org
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Email