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Tennessee Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): Secretary of State (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process: Appointed by General Assembly
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
  • Prepares election calendar
  • Canvasses election returns
  • Handles state recounts
Current Official(s): Riley Darnell
Public Office Experience: Tennessee House of Representatives, 1970-1980; Tennessee State Senate, 1980-1992
Reelection/Reappointment Date: 2009
Contact Information: Hon. Riley Darnell
Secretary of State
312 Eighth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2819
Fax (615) 741-5962
[email protected]

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