2010 Tennessee Code
Title 6 - Cities And Towns
Chapter 52 - Dissolution and Liquidation of Affairs
Part 2 - Abolition of Charter
6-52-205 - Results of election.

6-52-205. Results of election.

(a)  When the county election commission has duly canvassed the vote and the returns, and ascertained the result of the election, if it should appear that “no charter” has a majority of the votes cast, the county election commission shall make a triplicate certificate of the result of the election and file one (1) with the original petition with the county clerk; it shall also file one (1) of the certificates, together with a copy of the original petition, with the secretary of state, to be filed and recorded in the secretary of state's office, and it shall cause one (1) of the certificates to be registered in the register's office of the county in which the town or city is situated. When the certificates are duly filed and registered as provided in this subsection (a), the corporation shall be abolished and become extinct.

(b)  If a majority of the votes cast in the election are for “charter,” the county election commission shall make one (1) statement and certificate of the result, which it shall file with the county clerk of the county, together with the original petition. No other election shall be held for the repeal of the charter of such town or city until after the expiration of twelve (12) months.

[Acts 1901, ch. 165, § 5; Shan., § 1997a6; Code 1932, § 3510; impl. am. Acts 1972, ch. 740, § 7; impl. am. Acts 1978, ch. 934, §§ 22, 36; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 6-223; T.C.A., § 6-2-505.]  

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