The Tennessee Conservative Staff –
Tennessee lawmakers are considering several pieces of legislation that would bring changes to elections laws in the state.
The following bills regarding election proceedings have been filed in the 113th General Assembly for consideration in their 2024 session so far:
This bill gives the county election commission the authority to notify individuals who file a petition for recall, referendum, or initiative of any deficiencies in the petitions that must be corrected before certification and final approval.
This bill requires that any person or group (corporation, organization, partnership, or political party) that wants to provide training to county election commissions regarding how elections are administered must be approved by the secretary of state in advance.
This legislation would require that voters request an absentee ballot 14 days before an election instead of the current deadline of 7 days before an election.
This bill enacts the “Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act.” The Act provides guidelines for the selection of electors as well as the process by which electors will cast their votes for president and vice-president.
This legislation changes the deadline for filing a nominating petition for election candidates as delegates to the national convention of a particular political party to the first Thursday in April instead of the second Thursday in December.