2015 Tennessee Code
Title 2 - Elections
Chapter 3 - Place and Time of Elections
Part 3 - Convenience Voting
§ 2-3-301 - Purpose of part -- Pilot projects.

TN Code § 2-3-301 (2015) What's This?

(a) The purpose of this part is to create a pilot project to determine whether convenient voting centers could successfully be established for local and state elections to make it convenient for voters to vote at centralized voting areas in the county in which the voter is registered regardless of the voter's precinct.

(b) A municipality shall indicate its willingness to participate in such a pilot project by adopting a resolution by a majority vote of its legislative body and forwarding the resolution to the county election commission where the municipality is located.

(c) (1) Following such action by the municipality, a super majority of at least four (4) of the five (5) county election commissioners must approve their willingness to participate in the pilot program if the municipality is selected by the state coordinator of elections for inclusion in the pilot program. This super majority will also be required to establish the number and locations of convenience centers in each county if the municipality is so selected. Unless four (4) out of five (5) county election commissioners vote in favor of participating in the pilot program and the number and location of the convenient voting centers, the voting precincts as described in ยง 2-3-103 must be utilized.

(2) Following an affirmative vote of the county election commission, the county election commission shall report to the state coordinator of elections its willingness to participate in the pilot program.

(d) The state coordinator of elections shall select one (1) or more municipalities from those counties where the county election commission has voted in favor of participating in the convenient voting center pilot project at their municipal elections to be held in 2011 or, for a municipal election held in 2012, at a time other than with the May primary, the regular August election, the regular November election, or the presidential preference primary.

(e) Approval by the state coordinator of elections shall be limited to any county having a population of: Click here to view image.

or in excess of eight hundred thousand (800,000), all according to the 2000 federal census or any subsequent federal census.

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