Polling Place

2013 TN General Assembly
7:30 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Bill Banning Cameras in Polls Withdrawn

A bill seeking to ban cameras in polling places has died for the year amid concerns that voters wouldn't be able to document problems.

Republican Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver withdrew the bill Tuesday after lengthy debate spanning several meetings of the House State Government Committee. 

State Election Coordinator Mark Goins suggested at an earlier meeting that the bill would prevent people from presenting photographs of their votes for pay. He later acknowledged he had no evidence of such schemes occurring in Tennessee. 

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Politics
10:05 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Attorney General Says Vote Buying Rare in Ky. Elections

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State officials and local police promise to be watchful tomorrow for acts of voter fraud.  Over the years, votes have been bought in Kentucky with the promise of cash, favors and liquor.  More recently, prescription pills may have been used as currency.  But, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway believes such voting buying is rare.

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Afternoon Update
4:06 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/23/12

"Were they to create a Mount Rushmore of college football coaches, [Paterno's] would be the first face that you would chisel into the mountain."
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Today on NPR: Paterno's Statue Comes Down

State Legislation:

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Government
2:38 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Montgomery County in Need of Poll Workers

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Montgomery County, Tennessee officials say they are in need of additional citizens to work at polling places. 

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