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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett
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Board and Commission Vacancies
Board Details
Board Name: State Election Commission
Board ID: 133
Address: 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-7956
Board Contact: Mark Goins
Contact Phone: 615-741-7956
Appointing Authority: Tennessee General Assembly
TCA: 2-11-101
Duties: The State Election Commission is responsible for appointing five county election commissioners for every county in the state. This is done on the first Monday in April in every odd-numbered year. After making such appointments, the state commissioners then monitor the activities and performance of the county election commissioners and shall remove a county election commissioner for violation of the oath of office or if that person is no longer qualified to hold the position. Candidates for statewide offices qualify by filing their candidate petitions with the commission, and the commission must pass on the correctness and propriety of such petitions. The commission works very closely with the coordinator of elections toward the common goal of maintaining uniformity in elections as well as preserving the purity of the ballot.
Number of Members: 7
Compensation: Members receive $9,000.00 per year, plus expenses. The Chairperson receives an additional $1,800.00 per year and the Secretary receives an additional $1,200.00 per year.
Meeting Schedule: Generally once a month for an average of two (2) hours per month.
Hours Required: