Article IV, Tennessee Constitution

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Article IV of the Tennessee Constitution is entitled Elections and consists of four sections.

Section 1

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.

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Laws may be passed excluding from the right of suffrage persons who may be convicted of infamous crimes.

Section 3

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.

Section 4

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.

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