2010 Tennessee Code
Title 2 - Elections
Chapter 8 - Determination of Results
2-8-111 - Tie votes.

2-8-111. Tie votes.

If there is a tie vote between the two (2) or more persons having the highest number of votes for an office, the state election commission shall cast the deciding vote except that:

     (1)  The county legislative body shall cast the deciding vote for offices filled by the votes of a single county or civil district;

     (2)  The municipal legislative body shall cast the deciding vote for municipal offices, or, in the alternative, the legislative body may by resolution call for a run-off election between the tied candidates;

     (3)  The governor shall cast the deciding vote for representatives in congress;

     (4)  The election shall be void if it is for senator in congress, and the governor shall immediately issue an order directing the holding of a special election for the office; and

     (5)  The general assembly in joint convention shall cast the deciding vote for governor.

[Acts 1972, ch. 740, § 1; T.C.A., § 2-811; Acts 1981, ch. 478, §§ 4, 5; 1991, ch. 73, § 1; 1995, ch. 305, § 58.]  

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