The guides on this page outline the qualifications for state, federal and county elected offices in Tennessee
All write-in candidates must complete and file this form with the appropriate election office no later than 12:00 noon, prevailing time, on the 50th day before the election. In primary elections for Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives, you must file the original form with the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections. In general elections for Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives, you must file an original form in each county where you want your write-in votes counted. If you are running for an office in a district with multiple counties, you must file an original form in each county within the district where you want your write-in votes counted. For every other election and office, you must file the original form in the county where you seek election or party nomination. You cannot fax or email the form. (Candidates who lost in the primary election may not have write-in votes counted in the general election for the same office.)
Outlines where a candidate must file their original nominating petition and certified duplicate, if applicable, in order to run for that office.
Provides a link to an explanation of permitted and prohibited political activities for federal employees.