TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 10, 2018

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that Davidson County must hold a special election for Nashville mayor in May, instead of the original date of Aug. 2, The Tennessean reports. The unanimous ruling overturns decisions from both the Davidson County Election Commission and a lower court. Fourteen candidates qualified to run to replace former Mayor Megan Barry, who resigned last month, but the Supreme Court’s ruling means that a new qualifying deadline will be set for Thursday, allowing more candidates to potentially enter the race. The election date has not been set yet, but will likely take place sometime between May 21 to May 25.