Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2020-10-29 21:14:11 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) —If you haven’t mailed the absentee ballot yet, election officials say they won’t send it, they will just send it to the county’s main post office.
Under Tennessee law, votes are not counted if the ballot does not arrive at the Election Commission by the end of the ballot on Election Day.
In Davidson County, the designated branch is on the bottom floor of the Frist Museum.
When you arrive at the post office, give the ballot to the post office staff behind the counter. They can put your ballot directly into the PO Box of your local election committee. Simply putting it in the collection box on the front will require sorting the emails, which may not be in time.
On Thursday, several Nashville voters came to the post office lobby to throw ballots.
“This is the vote I submit for my mother. I’m doing it for her because she was 88 and couldn’t make it,” said Juanita Cannon.
For Madhushri Rajantheran, it protected her grandmother’s health from a long line in the pool.
“There were a lot of people, but I don’t think it’s safe for grandma in the current situation,” she said.
“I definitely wanted to make sure it arrived at the post office, so I don’t have to worry about putting it in a box and losing it in the mail,” Cannon said.
It’s also important to note that in Tennessee, ballots cannot be dropped by the County Election Commission. Must be processed by email.
You can also send ballots via UPS or FedEx, but they must arrive before the ballot ends on Tuesday.
The deadline for voting at the USPS Center is 3:00 pm on Tuesday.
Click here to find out which post offices you can use to drop your ballot.