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Memphis Municipal Election Day is Oct. 5 | What you need to know

Here's a look at everything you need to know if you're heading to the polls on Election Day.

MEMPHIS, Tenn — Early voting has ended and the candidates are gearing up for Oct. 5, Election Day for the Memphis municipal elections.

There’s a long list of candidates running for mayor and city council positions. In a crowded pool of 17 mayoral candidates, Shelby County Administrator of Elections Linda Phillips recommends voters do their homework and get to know the candidates before getting to the polls. Find a sample ballot HERE.

ABC24 has been profiling candidates vying for the role of Memphis mayor, which can be found HERE. 

Memphis Libraries also has provided a Meet the Candidates guide HERE.

Polls are open on election day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Need to find your polling and district information? Click HERE

You need a photo ID to vote in Tennessee.

The election commission said any of the following IDs can be used, even if expired:

  • A Tennessee State issued driver license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo

College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government are NOT acceptable. That includes county- or city-issued photo IDs, such as library cards, and driver’s licenses issued by other states.

Check your registration status at https://sos.tn.gov/govotetn.

Learn what to expect when you head to the polls HERE.

Absentee ballot requests were due Sept. 28. Early voting ended Sept. 30. 

Find more information from the Shelby County Election Commission HERE

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