of the Tennessee Constitution
is entitled Elections
and consists of four sections.
|| Text of Section 1:
Every person, being eighteen years of age, being a citizen of the
United States, being a resident of the state for a period of time as prescribed by
the General Assembly, and being duly registered in the county of residence for a
period of time prior to the day of any election as prescribed by the General
Assembly, shall be entitled to vote in all federal, state, and local elections held
in the county or district in which such person resides. All such requirements
shall be equal and uniform across the state, and there shall be no other qualification
attached to the right of suffrage.
The General Assembly shall have power to enact laws requiring voters to
vote in the election precincts in which they may reside, and laws to secure the
freedom of elections and the purity of the ballot box.
All male citizens of this state shall be subject to the performance of military
duty, as may be prescribed by law.
|| Text of Section 2:
Laws may be passed excluding from the right of suffrage persons
who may be convicted of infamous crimes.
|| Text of Section 3:
Electors shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, or breach of
the peace, be privileged from arrest or summons, during their attendance at
elections and in going to and returning from them.
|| Text of Section 4:
In all elections to be made by the General Assembly, the members
thereof shall vote viva voce, and their votes shall be entered on the journal.
All other elections shall be by ballot.