TO REGISTER YOU MUST....
be a United States citizen AND
be a resident of Putnam County, Tennessee AND
be at least 18 years old by the next Election AND
not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, your full rights of citizenship must have been restored (or you must have received a pardon).
The State of Tennessee has a new CERTIFICATE OF RESTORATION which is effective as of September 1, 2010. Click on the link below to print it off or come into our office and pick one up.
Certificate of Restoration
Table Summarizing Tennessee Law
YOU MAY REGISTER IN PERSON in our office:
Putnam County Election Commission
705 County Services Dr
Cookeville, TN 38501
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
**TO REGISTER IN OUR OFFICE AND RECEIVE
YOUR VOTER CARD IMMEDIATELY, YOU MUST BRING TWO (2) DOCUMENTS SHOWING YOUR NAME AND CURRENT
Click here for a printable REGISTRATION FORM
YOU MAY PICK UP BY-MAIL FORMS AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
**Anyone who registers by mail, must
vote in person the first time he or she votes after registering.
If you are already registered in Putnam County and you move within Putnam County, you will need to change your address with us. Click here for a printable ADDRESS CHANGE form.
For Groups doing Registration Drives, we have a booklet that will
answer your questions about registering people correctly and in a timely manner.
Click here for a Guide for Voter Registration -- availabe at a later date due to changes in the law
YOU DO NOT REGISTER BY POLITICAL PARTY IN TENNESSEE. However, you must declare a party when you vote in a Party Primary.
YOU MUST REGISTER TO VOTE OR MAKE ANY CHANGES to your registration information at least 30 days prior to any Election.
***The polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in all precincts in Putnam County on Election Days.