Category Archives: Tennessee

The Voter ID Law that No One is Talking About: Why Voting Rights Activists Should Take Notice of Tennessee

By Staff Writer With the Supreme Court recently issuing a flurry of orders and stays on the implementation of certain states’ voter ID laws—allowing some to be in effect for the 2014 midterms, but blocking another—there has been no shortage … Continue reading

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Tennessee Takes a Third Option

by Christopher L. Rollins, Contributor In the face of the recent government shutdown, neither of the established major political parties is maintaining a positive image with the average voter. Fortunately for some dissatisfied Tennessee voters, minority parties have slowly increased … Continue reading

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Election plans fail

by Timothy Huffstutter At least one plan for selecting judges in Tennessee is now totally off the table. For my previous posts on the debate in the Tennessee General Assembly see here and here. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

“I want to be your second (or third) choice!”: Jean Quan, Oakland’s mayor-elect, won under the city’s new ranked-choice system by concentrating on being voters’ second and third choice, if they were voting for someone else. The campaign manager for … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – Soon, even a candidate’s tweets will be governed by a legion of rules and regulations.  The Maryland Board of Elections is attempting to devise rules … Continue reading

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Citizens United and the States

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – Implementation of the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act has been delayed until 2012. The Act, which would require paper ballots in all Tennessee elections, has been … Continue reading

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Op Ed: In Response to Tennessee Voter Confidence Act

Our thanks to Drew Staniewski for this review of where we stand in Tennessee re: free, fair and verifiable elections. Our group (Gathering To Save OUR Democracy) worked hard to pass the TVCA in time for it to be implemented … Continue reading

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The Tennessee Voter Confidence Act

On November 5, a Tennessee judge declined to an issue an injunction that would have forced the Secretary of State to comply with the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act passed in 2008. The act requires all 95 counties to discard electronic … Continue reading

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