Tennessee signature requirements

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This page details Tennessee signature requirements. 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.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

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.[1]

U.S. House

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.[2]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 U.S. Congress elections

Both partisan primary candidates and independent candidates who plan to run in the general election must file their nominating petitions by noon on April 3, 2014.[3][4]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

In 2012, the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for all candidates was 12:00 p.m. on February 6.[1][2]

State offices

State Senate

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.[5]

State House

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.[6]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections

Both partisan primary candidates and independents who plan to run in the general election must file their nominating petitions by noon on April 3, 2014.[7][8][9]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2011 state government elections

In 2012, the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for all candidates was 12:00 p.m. on February 6.[5][6]

Ballot measures

Tennessee is one of the 24 states that do not have initiative and referendum.

See also

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