Are you registered to vote? If not, time's running out. Tuesday marks the last day to register in order to cast a ballot during next month's general election, which includes races for U.S. Senate, governor and Tennessee's 5th Congressional District. If you’ve moved since the last time you voted or are just unsure of your registration status, you can easily check here. 

Later this week, Belle Meade residents can attend a forum to meet the five candidates running to fill three commissioner seats. And in non-election news, you can a see a free concert at Nashville Public Library, attend a speaking engagement with Anne Frank’s step-sister and more.

Here's our list for the week of October 8-12 Enjoy.

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday: What to know

1. How and when to register for the Nov. 6 election

The general rule for voter registration in Tennessee is 30 days prior to an election. That means you have until Tuesday if you’re not yet registered but want to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election.

To make the process easier, the state launched an online voter registration system last year to complement in-person and mail-in registration. The system also allows you to update information like change of address instantly. Want to stick with pen and paper? The physical application must be postmarked or hand-delivered to 1417 Murfreesboro Pike or 800 2nd Avenue South by Oct. 9

2. When can I early vote?

Many like to avoid long lines on Election Day by participating in the early voting period. If so, prepare to cast your ballot as early as next Wednesday. While you can visit any polling location during the early voting period, you must vote at your designated location on Election Day. Find your polling location here.

All early voting sites will be open Wednesday, Oct. 17, and will operate until Thursday, Nov. 1:

● Belle Meade City Hall – 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville

● Bellevue Library – 720 Baugh Road, Nashville

● Bordeaux Library – 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville

● Casa Azafrán Community Center – 2195 Nolensville Pike

● Edmondson Pike Library – 5501 Edmondson Pike

● Goodlettsville Community Center – 200 Memorial Drive

● Green Hills Library – 3701 Benham Avenue, Nashville

● Hermitage Library – 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage

● Howard Office Building, Sonny West Auditorium – 700 2nd Avenue South, Nashville

● Madison Station Fifty Forward – 301 Madison Street, Madison

● Southeast Library – 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch

3. How to prepare for Election Day

Not sure what to take with you on Election Day? Just remember to have a valid photo identification, which can be a driver's license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Photo IDs issued by Tennessee state government or the federal government are acceptable even if they are expired.

4. What else should I know before heading to the polls?

According to the Secretary of State of Tennessee, mid-morning and mid-afternoon are usually slower times at polling locations, while early morning, noon and 5 p.m. are peak times as people typically vote before work, after work or on their lunch breaks.

Voters can download the GoVoteTN app to find polling locations, view and mark sample ballots and more. The platform is also available at

GO TO EVENTS: Things to do in Green Hills and Belle Meade

Pink Out For A Purpose at Green Hills Family YMCA

When: Thursday, Oct. 11

Where: 4041 Hillsboro Circle, Nashville

The Green Hills Family YMCA is selling shirts for a minimum $25 donation with proceeds benefiting its After Breast Cancer program. The program is free for all breast cancer survivors. Don't forget to wear your shirt or other pink attire when visiting the YMCA on Oct. 11.

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Meet the five candidates running for Belle Meade commissioner seats

When: Wednesday, Oct 10, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Belle Meade City Hall, 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville

Belle Meade residents will see a host of new names on the ballot this November, as five candidates are running to fill three open commissioner positions.

On Wednesday, the City of Belle Meade is hosting a forum to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and learn about each candidate's background. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. inside City Hall.

Read what each candidate had to say at September's Board of Commissioners meeting.

Hillwood vs Hillsboro - Thursday Night Football

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.

Where: Hillwood High School, 400 Davidson Road

On Thursday night, Hillwood High School will host this year's Battle of the Greens, the annual high school football game between Hillwood and Hillsboro High School. Who will walk away the 2018 winner?

GO TO EVENTS: What's going on in Nashville?

Courtyard Concerts at Nashville Public Library

When: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: 615 Church St., Nashville

Courtyard Concerts is Nashville Public Library's annual music series in the Robinson Courtyard at the main branch. The free, rain-or-shine noontime concert will feature tribute band the WannaBeatles.

An evening with Eva Schloss, Anne Frank's step sister

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville

Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s childhood friend and step sister, will share the experience of living through the Holocaust. Those in attendance will hear a first-hand account from someone whose life intersected with one of the most compelling figures in our history. Find more details and ticket information here.

For more than 30 years, Schloss has devoted herself to Holocaust education and has recounted her wartime experiences in two books.

Nashville Oktoberfest

When: Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 11-14

Where: 998 5th Ave. N, Nashville

The 39th annual Nashville Oktoberfest has something for everyone, including German foods and beer, live music, a parade through downtown, the second largest 5K race in Tennessee and more.