Home   |  Staff   |  Local News   |  Area Events   |  Birthdays   |  Photos   |  Contact Us   |  Employment
 
Monday, December 03, 2018

Republicans want to change Tennessee election rules
State Republican Party leaders want Tennessee lawmakers to stop the state's open party primary system by enacting a law requiring voters to declare their political party affiliation on registration forms and also register by party if they want to vote in a GOP or Democratic party primary election. A resolution calling on the GOP-controlled General Assembly to pass a law aimed at stopping "cross over" voting was approved Saturday by Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee meeting. Republican members also approved a second resolution calling on lawmakers to increase the number of signatures from registered voters that candidates must gather in order to run for public office. The current requirement is 25 signatures whether running for a town council or governor or U.S. Senate. Republicans want to raise the number of required signatures to 1,000. The State Executive Committee also wants a state requirement for a special election to be called in the case of a vacancy within 45 days of the general election. Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden said, "these common-sense resolutions will help maintain the integrity of our elections and elect the best-qualified Republican candidates to federal, state, and local offices."


Return to Today's News Stories - Front Page

Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory
  •    

    Home  |  Staff  |  Photos  |  Local News  |  Contact Us  |  Employment

    © 2007 92.3 WNPC - Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved