Thomasville Term Referendum, 2009

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A Thomasville Term Referendum appeared on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Cheatham County for voters in the City of Thomasville. Two measures were placed on the ballot: one to determine the term limit for mayor and one regarding the city council.

The Thomasville City Council voted 5 to 2 to place a measure that proposes to extend elected officials' terms on the November 3, 2009 ballot. Specifically the measure, if approved by voters, would change the term limits of the mayor and seven council members. The city's term limits were most recently changed in 2003 when voters approved a measure to eliminate the city's ward system and reduce terms from 4 to 2 years. The referendum proposed to undo that change. Referendum supporters argue that the current term is too short and has the possibility of breaking the effectiveness of the council.[1]

Election results

Mayor term limits

The measure was defeated.[2]

Pike library tax referendum
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 1,344 58%
Yes 991 42%
Total votes 2,335 100.00%
Voter turnout NA%


Council term limits

The measure was defeated.[2]

Pike library tax referendum
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 1,376 60%
Yes 916 40%
Total votes 2,292 100.00%
Voter turnout NA%


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