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Fri June 21, 2013
Tennessee Secretary Of State Issues Opinion Over Voter Registration And Citizenship
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says the state is not affected by a recent US Supreme Court ruling concerning proof of citizenship and voting. The high court’s ruling regards an Arizona law that requires people registering to vote to show proof of citizenship.
Tennessee doesn't require that proof, but anyone one registering to vote in Tennessee must swear that he or she is a citizen.
State law allows election officials to purge non-citizens from election rolls. Anyone listed as a non-citizen and registered to vote has 30 days to present proof of citizenship or be purged from election rolls.