Tennessee was the 16th State in the Union on June 1st 1796
Article XI section 9 provides citizens the right to local charter amendment initiatives.
Tennessee Allows: Local Initiative and Referenda in select cities, local Recalls and Nominations
Local Charter Amendment Initiatives are allowed in: Algood, Bristol, Cookeville, Eagleville, Hartsville/Trousdale, Lynchburg/Moore, Gatlinburg, Nashville, Knoxville, Shelby, Chatanooga, Murfreesboro and Jackson
- Signature Requirements:
- Local I&R 10% - 33% of the voters who voted in local elecitions that varies city to city.
- Recalls - 15% - 66%
- Nominations: 25 signatures for all offices.
- Deadlines: Local I&R 60 - 80 days depending on the city. Recalls - No limit for School Board, 75 days for other local officials.