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Tennessee 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    None

    There will be zero statewide ballot measures

    Tennessee only holds ballot measure elections in gubernatorial election years. There was a gubernatorial election in 2014, so the next ballot measure election in Tennessee will be in 2018.

    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes
    No
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 99 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016
    State Senate - A total of 16 seats out of the chamber's 33 seats are up for election in 2016
    US House - Voters will elect nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.
    Local Government
    School board - The 19 Tennessee school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held school board elections for 80 seats.
    Candidates
    Tennessee Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Tennessee is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in presidential candidate must file a notice in each of the state's county in order to have his or her votes tallied. These notices must be filed no later than 50 days prior to the general election.

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    Tennessee Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(99)
    (25)(74)
    State Senators(33)
    (5)(28)
    US Representatives(9)
    (2)(7)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    August 29, 2017
    Tennessee : City of Knoxville Primary Election
    November 7, 2017
    Tennessee : City of Knoxville Primary Election
    May 1, 2018
    Tennessee : Knox County Primary Election
    August 2, 2018
    Tennessee : State and Federal Primary/County General/Town of Farragut Municipal Election Schedule