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Tennessee elections, 2012
|1 2012 Elections|
|2 Eligibility to Vote|
|2.1 Primary election|
|2.2 General election|
|3 Voting absentee|
|3.3 Military and overseas voting|
|4 Voting early|
|5 See also|
The state of Tennessee held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:
- Signature filing deadline: April 5, 2012
- Primary date: August 2, 2012
- General election date: November 6, 2012
|On the 2012 ballot|| Click here for all |
November 6, 2012
|U.S. Senate (1 seat)||Preview Article|
|U.S. House (9 seats)|
|State Senate (16 seats)||Preview Article|
|State House (99 seats)|
|Ballot measures (0 measures)||N/A|
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page
Elections by type
|U.S. Senate, Tennessee General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bob Corker Incumbent||64.9%||1,506,443|
|Democratic||Mark E. Clayton||30.4%||705,882|
|Libertarian||Shaun E. Crowell||0.9%||20,936|
|Independent||Michael Joseph Long||0.3%||8,085|
|Independent||Troy Stephen Scoggin||0.3%||8,080|
|Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Members of the U.S. House from Tennessee -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.
|Tennessee House of Representatives|
|Party||As of November 5, 2012||After the 2012 Election|
Eligibility to Vote
- See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections
Tennessee was one of 16 states to use an open primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by July 3, 2012, which was 30 days before the primary took place. (Information about registering to vote)
- See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections
The deadline to register to vote was 29 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 8.
- See also: Absentee Voting
Voters are eligible to vote absentee in an election if they cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:
—Tennessee Secretary of State
To vote absentee a request must be received by the county election commission no earlier than 90 days and no later than seven days prior to the election. The ballot must then be returned by close of polls on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- 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. 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.
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Election Calendar," accessed April 19, 2012
- Tennessee Elections, "Voter Qualifications" accessed May 8, 2012
- Tennessee Elections, "Guidelines for Determining Residency" accessed May 8, 2012
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Absentee Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013