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Tennessee was the 16th State in the Union on June 1st 1796

Tennessee Offers: Local Initiative and Referenda in select cities, local Recalls and Nominations.

Signature Requirements:

  • Local I&R 10% – 33% of the voters who voted in local elections that vary from city to city.
  • Recalls – 15% – 66%
  • Nominations: 25 signatures for all offices.
  • Deadlines for Local I&R: 60 – 80 days depending on the city.
  • Deadlines for Recalls: No limit for School Board, 75 days for other local officials.

Article XI section 9 provides citizens the right to local charter amendment initiatives.

Local Charter Amendment Initiatives are allowed in: Algood, Bristol, Cookeville, Eagleville, Hartsville, Trousdale, Lynchburg, Moore, Gatlinburg, Nashville, Knoxville, Shelby, Chatanooga, Murfreesboro and Jackson

The following three websites provide the most current information about your state’s ballot proposal news.

Tennessee at Ballotpedia

Tennessee at Citizens in Charge

Tennessee at Recall the Rogues

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