2010 Tennessee Code
Title 2 - Elections
Chapter 8 - Determination of Results
2-8-101 - Meeting of county election commission following election.

2-8-101. Meeting of county election commission following election.

(a)  The county election commission shall meet at its office upon completion of its duties under § 2-8-104, but no later than the third Monday after the election to compare the returns on the tally sheets, to certify the results as shown by the returns in writing signed by at least the majority of them, and to perform the duties prescribed by this chapter.

(b)  The commission may not recount any paper ballots, including absentee ballots.

(c)  Upon the completion of the vote tabulation on election night, each county election commission shall report unofficial results to the coordinator of elections in a form prescribed by the coordinator.

(d)  Any county election commission which fails to certify any election by the deadlines set forth in subsection (a), unless such failure is determined by the state election commission to be for good cause, shall forfeit any compensation due the members for the holding of such election. The chair of the state election commission shall promptly notify the chief fiscal officer of any county of such failure to certify under the provisions of this section.

[Acts 1972, ch. 740, § 1; 1979, ch. 306, § 8; T.C.A., § 2-801; Acts 2001, ch. 465, § 6; 2008, ch. 1108, § 5.]  

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