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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 …

Early Voting for the Nov. 4 mid-term ends on Friday this week. In addition to voting for Governor and legislators at both the state and federal levels, Tennessee voters will see four constitutional amendments on their ballots. Voting Yes on Amendment 3 will add the following paragraph into Article II, Section 28 of the Tennessee …

With election day just around the corner and early voting already underway across the state, many Tennesseans are fighting to understand the complicated wording of many amendments on this year’s November 4 ballot. Four amendments are up for a vote for Tennesseean citizens. Amendment 2 deals with the way in which judges across the state …