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Frequency of Election : Local Option

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Reviewed Date: April 15, 2020

Original Author: 
Darden, Ron
Date of Material: 
Feb 15, 2002

Alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages--Laws and regulations

Frequency of Election : Local Option

Information was requested on the frequency of elections for liquor by the drink.

February 15, 2002

Mr. Dale Hurst
City Manager
City of Lenoir City
600 East Broadway
P.O. Box 445
Lenoir City, Tennessee 37771

Re: Frequency of Election-Local Option

Dear Mr. Hurst

TCA 57-3-106, (f)(2) provides that not more than one election for local option in any municipality shall be held within any period of twenty-four (24) months. Subsection (3) provides that should any municipality conduct a local option election in conjunction with any general election, and the number of qualified votes cast negative to the local option proposition exceeds sixty percent (60%) of the total number of votes cast in the election, no further local option election in such municipality shall be held for a period of four (4) years from the date of such previous election.

Please call me if you need further clarification.


Ron Darden
Municipal Management Consultant

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