Sign the Petition: Return Tennessee to “Free & Equal” Elections by josh.e | Feb 4, 2021 | Ballot Access | 3 comments Return Tennessee to "Free & Equal" ElectionsRead the Petition Ms.Mr.Miss.Mrs.Mx.Dr. Tennessee's State Constitution calls for "Free & Equal" Elections. The current state of the law is neither free, nor equal.Today, to run as an alternative party in Tennessee, you have to collect 2.5% of the votes cast in the last gubernatorial race. As of 2021, that requirement stands over 56,082 signatures (or closer to 75,000 considering the average signature discard rate of the Tennessee Secretary of State's office, approximately 35%). To run as a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, you only have to collect 25 signatures. This clearly stands in opposition to Tennessee's Constitutional mandate of "Free & Equal" elections.We are urging the State Legislature and the Governor of the State of Tennessee to return "Free & Equal" elections by reducing the disproportionate signature collection requirement placed on alternative parties.%%your signature%% BCC yourself Sign Now106 signatures = 11% of goal0 1,000Share this with your friends: 3 Comments Naomi Elliott on February 4, 2021 at 9:29 am Freedom is of the utmost importance. Reply Andrew on February 4, 2021 at 10:25 am Make elections fair. Reply Paul Castille on February 4, 2021 at 1:18 pm In addition the requirement for signatures is on paper. Collecting signatures door to door during a pandemic is a health concern. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.