2019 Tennessee Code
Title 2 - Elections
Chapter 19 - Prohibited Practices
Part 1 - Prohibited Practices Generally
§ 2-19-132. Disclaimer required for public communication regarding voter registration status, website for voter registration purposes, and voter lookup website.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 2-19-132 (2019)
  • (a)

    • (1) A public communication regarding voter registration status made by a political committee or organization must display a disclaimer that such communication is not made in conjunction with or authorized by the secretary of state.

    • (2) As used in this subsection (a), “public communication” includes communications made using newspapers or magazines, mass mailings, phone bank or text messages, electronic mail systems, or websites.

  • (b)

    • (1) A person or organization that establishes a website for voter registration purposes must display on such website a disclaimer that the voter registration is not made in conjunction with or authorized by the secretary of state.

    • (2) A person or organization that establishes a voter registration website and captures or collects the voter's information or data must disclose on the website the person's or organization's name and the purpose for which the voter information is captured or collected.

    • (3) Voter registration includes any method by which a voter may attempt to register to vote or change information on an existing voter registration.

  • (c)

    • (1) A person or organization that establishes a voter lookup website must display on such website a disclaimer that the voter lookup is not made in conjunction with or authorized by the secretary of state.

    • (2) A person or organization that establishes a voter lookup website and captures or collects the voter's information or data must disclose on the website the person's or organization's name and the purpose for which the voter information is captured or collected.

    • (3) Voter lookup includes any method by which a voter may check the voter's registration status or polling location.

  • (d) The disclaimer must be clear and conspicuous and prominently placed. A disclaimer is not clear and conspicuous if it is difficult to read or hear, or if its placement can be easily overlooked.

  • (e) Any person who intentionally and knowingly violates any provision of this section commits a Class A misdemeanor and each violation constitutes a separate offense.

  • (f) This section does not apply to a county election commission website.

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