Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




History of direct democracy in Tennessee

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Progressives and labor unions never won enactment of statewide initiative and referendum rights in Tennessee, and had to settle for a 1913 law granting such rights to residents of a few municipalities. In the 2002 election cycle, one of the most controversial issues in Tennessee history was voted on through a statewide referendum. By a large majority, the citizens adopted the creation of a statewide lottery system.

Acknowledgments

This article is significantly based on an article[1] published by the Initiative & Referendum Institute, and is used with their permission. Their article, in turn, relies on research in David Schmidt's book, Citizen Lawmakers: The Ballot Initiative Revolution.[2]

References

  1. History of Tennessee's initiative
  2. Citizen Lawmakers: The Ballot Initiative Revolution Temple University Press, 352 pp., ISBN-10: 0877229031, October 1991