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Tennessee elections, 2013

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1 Voting in Tennessee
1.1 Important voting information
1.2 Voting absentee
1.3 Voting early
2 Elections Performance Index
3 See also
4 References


Tennessee election information for 2013 is listed below.

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No regularly scheduled elections in Tennessee.
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November 5, 2013
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2013 elections

There is one special election scheduled for the state of Tennessee in 2013.

Special elections

See also: Tennessee state legislative special elections, 2013

State House District 91

Rep. Lois DeBerry (D) passed away on July 28, 2013, from pancreatic cancer. A special election was called for November 21, with a primary on October 8. Raumesh Akbari and Jim Tomasik faced off in the November 21 special election, and Akbari won. Candidates had until August 29 to file certified nomination papers.[1][2][3][4]

Related: State legislative special elections, 2013

Voting in Tennessee

See also: Voting in Tennessee
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Important voting information

  • Tennessee uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • Registration must be completed roughly 29 days prior to an election.
  • As of April 2015, Tennessee is one of 30 states that have not implemented full 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

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.[5] 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 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 percent.[6]

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