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{{Signature VNT}}{{tnr}}This page details '''Tennessee signature requirements.''' In many states, the [[Signature requirements|signatures of registered voters]] must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.
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==Federal offices==
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In many states, the [[Signature requirements|signatures of registered voters]] must be collected to place '''candidates or initiatives on the ballot.''' However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures. The requirements and laws governing signatures is complicated and varied from state-to-state. We have created two distinct pages detailing signature requirements in all 50 states, based on whether the signatures are for [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Tennessee|candidates]] or [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Tennessee|ballot measures]].
===U.S. Senate===
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Candidate nominating petitions must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters who are registered in the candidate's senate district, and the candidate.  The signature of the candidate does not count towards the required twenty-five (25) signatures. Each voter who signs the petition must also supply his or her residence address as it appears on his or her voter registration records.<ref name = F.Senate>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/qualify/USSEN--2012%20Rev1.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State,'' "U.S. Senate Filing Guide," Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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===U.S. House===
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''Note: For detailed information on '''signature requirements''' for [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Tennessee|candidates]] and [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Tennessee|ballot measures]], click on the links below.''
Candidate nominating petitions must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters who are registered in the candidate's senate district, and the candidate.  The signature of the candidate does not count towards the required twenty-five (25) signatures. Each voter who signs the petition must also supply his or her residence address as it appears on his or her voter registration records.<ref name = F.House>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/qualify/USHOUSE--2012%20Rev1.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State,'' "U.S. House Filing Guide," Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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===Filing deadlines===
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*[[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Tennessee]]
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*[[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Tennessee]]
::''See also: [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections]]''
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In 2012, the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for all candidates is 12:00 p.m. on February 6.<ref name = F.Senate/><ref name = F.House/>
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==State offices==
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===State Senate===
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Candidate nominating petitions must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters who are registered in the candidate's senate district, and the candidate.  The signature of the candidate does not count towards the required twenty-five (25) signatures. Each voter who signs the petition must also supply his or her residence address as it appears on his or her voter registration records.<ref name = Senate>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/qualify/TNSEN%202012.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State,'' "State Senate Filing Guide," Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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===State House===
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Candidate nominating petitions must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters who are registered in the candidate's senate district, and the candidate.  The signature of the candidate does not count towards the required twenty-five (25) signatures. Each voter who signs the petition must also supply his or her residence address as it appears on his or her voter registration records.<ref name = House>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/qualify/TNHOUSE%202012.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State,'' "State House Filing Guide," Accessed April 30, 2012]</ref>
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===Filing deadlines===
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::''See also: [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2011 state government elections]]''
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In 2012, the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for all candidates is 12:00 p.m. on February 6.<ref name = Senate/><ref name = House/>
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==Ballot measures==
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Tennessee is one of the 26 states that do not have [[States with initiative or referendum|initiative and referendum]].
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==Elections in Tennessee by year==
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===2014===
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===2012===
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==See also==
 
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*[[Tennessee elections, 2014]]
*[[State executive official elections, 2012]]
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*[[Tennessee elections, 2012]]
*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections]]
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*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/qualify/index.htm Tennessee Secretary of State, Candidate Information]
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[[Category:Ballot measure law, Tennessee]]
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In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures. The requirements and laws governing signatures is complicated and varied from state-to-state. We have created two distinct pages detailing signature requirements in all 50 states, based on whether the signatures are for candidates or ballot measures.

Note: For detailed information on signature requirements for candidates and ballot measures, click on the links below.

Elections in Tennessee by year

2014

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2012

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