TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 16, 2014

Some voters are confused about how the race for Tennessee governor on the Nov. 4 ballot is connected to the votes regarding the four proposed amendment, Memphis Daily News reports. Social media followers on both sides of the judicial selection and abortion amendment issues are wrongly advising followers that if they don’t vote in the governor’s race their votes won’t be counted on the amendments. “That’s false,” said Shelby County Elections Administrator Richard Holden, explaining how the link between the amendments and the governor’s race is a part of the confusion. “In order for a constitutional amendment to pass, it has to get 50 percent plus one of the quantity of votes cast in the governor’s race.”