Tennessee elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Tennessee
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Tennessee
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Tennessee

The state of Tennessee will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Tennessee
Filing deadline for all candidates April 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for Primary election July 8, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date August 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure election (1) August 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Tennessee in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (4 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Tennessee

Tennessee State Legislature


See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014 and Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Tennessee State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. A general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 8 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Tennessee
1.1 Candidates
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U.S. Senate elections in Tennessee

See also: United States Senate elections in Tennessee, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Tennessee will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 3, 2014
August 7, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Tennessee is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by July 8, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Lamar Alexander (R). Alexander was first elected in 2002.

Candidates


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General election candidates


August 7, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Tennessee
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Tennessee

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Tennessee will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 3, 2014
August 7, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Tennessee is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by July 8, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds seven of the nine congressional seats from Tennessee.

Members of the U.S. House from Tennessee -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 Pending
     Republican Party 7 Pending
Total 9 9

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Phil Roe Ends.png Republican 1
John J. Duncan, Jr. Ends.png Republican 2
Charles J. Fleischmann Ends.png Republican 3
Scott DesJarlais Ends.png Republican 4
Jim Cooper Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Diane Black Ends.png Republican 6
Marsha Blackburn Ends.png Republican 7
Stephen Lee Fincher Ends.png Republican 8
Steve Cohen Electiondot.png Democratic 9

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

Removed from ballot

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

August 7, 2014, Republican Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 7, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 7, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party August 7, 2014, Democratic Primary

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State executive official elections in Tennessee

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See also: Tennessee state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014

The Tennessee gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Bill Haslam (R) is running for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Candidates


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Governor


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State Senate election in Tennessee

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See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Tennessee State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. A general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Tennessee State Senate:

Tennessee State Senate
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 7 Pending
     Republican Party 26 Pending
Total 33 33

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 3District 5District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 17District 19District 21District 23District 25District 27District 29District 31District 33

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State House elections in Tennessee

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See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Tennessee House of Representatives:

Tennessee House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 27 Pending
     Republican Party 71 Pending
     Carter County Republican 1 Pending
Total 99 99

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Tennessee

See also: Tennessee 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Four ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Tennessee. The measures are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Abortion Inserts constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend or repeal statutes regarding abortion
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Empowers the governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the general assembly
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Prohibits the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income
LRCA Amendment 4 Gambling Empowers the legislature to permit lotteries for events that benefit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations

Not on the ballot


Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Attorney General Elections Amendment Admin of gov't Requires that voters elect Tennessee Attorney General Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


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Local ballot measure elections in Tennessee

See also: Local ballot measures, Tennessee and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for more 2014 Tennessee local measures.


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School board elections in Tennessee

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Tennessee school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,149 seats. These elections will take place in 38 states.


State elections


A total of 20 Tennessee school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 86 seats. All 20 districts scheduled elections for August 7, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Tennessee's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 is Shelby County Schools with 159,540 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 is Washington County Schools with 9,199 K-12 students.
  • Five districts are tied for the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with six seats up for election in each district.
  • Robertson County Schools and Wilson County Schools have the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 609,121 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[26] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Tennessee School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Blount County Schools 8/7/2014 4 7 11,742
Bradley County Schools 8/7/2014 3 7 10,367
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System 8/7/2014 4 7 29,780
Hamblen County Schools 8/7/2014 3 7 9,966
Hamilton County Schools 8/7/2014 5 9 42,589
Jackson-Madison County School System 8/7/2014 5 9 13,094
Knox County Schools 8/7/2014 5 9 57,847
Maury County Schools 8/7/2014 6 11 11,713
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools 8/7/2014 4 9 78,782
Putnam County Schools 8/7/2014 3 6 10,955
Robertson County Schools 8/7/2014 2 6 11,288
Rutherford County Schools 8/7/2014 4 7 38,846
Sevier County Schools 8/7/2014 3 5 14,581
Shelby County Schools 8/7/2014 7 9 159,540
Sullivan County Schools 8/7/2014 3 7 11,451
Sumner County Schools 8/7/2014 6 11 27,907
Tipton County Schools 8/7/2014 4 9 12,153
Washington County Schools 8/7/2014 6 9 9,199
Williamson County Schools 8/7/2014 6 12 31,616
Wilson County Schools 8/7/2014 3 5 15,705



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Voting in Tennessee

See also: Voting in Tennessee

Important voting information

  • Tennessee is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]
  • As of August 2014, Tennessee is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Tennessee, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Tennessee is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 20 days before Election Day and ends five days prior.[27] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Tennessee ranked 17th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Tennessee received an overall score of 68%.[28]

See also

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Tennessee Secretary of State Website, "Voter Qualification," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 Tennessee.gov, "Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives Petitions Filed by Qualifying Deadline," accessed April 3, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives," accessed July 18, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 '’Associated Press, "Tennessee - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2014
  8. Harrison Kelly for U.S. Senate, "A Message from Harrison Kelly," accessed July 18, 2014
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  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 Associated Press, "Tennessee - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2014
  11. PBS.org, "Tenn. primary challenger concedes to Rep. DesJarlais, despite 38-vote margin," accessed August 25, 2014
  12. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives," accessed July 18, 2014
  13. Governing, "Tennessee Gov. Haslam to Run for Re-Election," December 18, 2012
  14. Ballot Access News, "Tennessee Libertarian Party Files Ballot Access Lawsuit," August 3, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Issued by State Election Commission Office," March 26, 2014
  16. UPI, "Man running for Tennessee governor to get his raccoon back," January 8, 2014
  17. The Raw Story, "Tennessee man runs for governor in GOP primary for right to shower with his raccoon," January 8, 2014
  18. Times Free Press, "Tennessee Democrats act to keep anti-gay activist out of governor race," April 6th, 2014
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed," accessed April 22, 2014
  20. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Issued by State Election Commission Office," accessed May 15, 2014
  21. Communication with Whitaker campaign staff, By: Kristen Mathews, December 27, 2013
  22. Nashville City Paper, "House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh ponders run in 2014 governor race," December 12, 2012
  23. Nashville Scene, "Fitzhugh Passes on Run for Governor," July 22, 2013
  24. The Tennessean, August 6, 2013
  25. WBIR, "Tennessee Democrats hamstrung by lack of candidates," January 23, 2014
  26. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  27. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
  28. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014