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(AP) — Tennessee election officials say voting seems to be going pretty smoothly across the state, but it’s still too early to tell what role the issues and the mild weather played in the turnout. Blake Fontenay, a spokesman for the Division of Elections, says state officials are not aware of any major problems with …

"Sidelines FM" airs weekly on WMTS 88.3 Murfreesboro. (FILE/WMTS)

On this week’s edition of Sidelines FM, we aimed to inspire our listeners to get out and vote on Election Day. We played tracks from John Lennon, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and more. Stream our playlist below via Spotify: “Sidelines FM” airs Monday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 88.3 WMTS Murfreesboro can …

How Tennesseans will vote on proposed amendments to the state constitution remain uncertain, but Republican incumbents Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hold substantial leads over their challengers, according to a statewide poll by MTSU. Amendment 3, which would constitutionally ban a state income tax, drew the support of 30 registered voters, according …

Today is the last day of early voting for state mid-term elections for governor, state and U.S. legislators, and four measures that would amend Tennessee’s constitution. Voting “Yes” on Amendment 4 would place the following words into Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution: “All other forms of lottery not authorized heron are expressly prohibited …

(AP) — Early voting for the Nov. 4 election comes to a close Thursday amid light turnout for races including the U.S. Senate, governor and four proposed constitutional amendments. According to data collected by the Secretary of State’s Office, voting through the first 12 days of early voting this year has been down by nearly 104,000 ballots, or 19 percent, compared with 2010. …

The vote on a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution concerning abortion may be a close call, according to the latest statewide Poll by MTSU, conducted from October 22 to October 26. Amendment 1 would specify that the state constitution says nothing on the rights of a woman to terminate a pregnancy, nullifying past Supreme …