TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 17, 2014

State officials are concerned about a potentially low voter turnout in the Nov. 4 general election and particularly the impact of a low turnout on the four proposed state constitutional amendments on the ballot, the Commercial Appeal reports. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, whose office oversees elections statewide, and state Election Coordinator Mark Goins said turnout on Wednesday, the first day of early voting, was light across most of the state. Each amendment must win a majority of votes cast on the amendment, and that majority must also equal at least 50 percent plus one vote of the total number of votes cast in the governor’s race on the same ballot.