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Official Sample Ballot NOVEMBER 6, 2012

DAVIDSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
800 2nd Avenue SouthNashville, TN 37210

Presidential and State General (Presidential) Election/City of Belle Meade Election, City of Forest Hills Election, City of Goodlettsville.

Albert U. Tieche, Administrator of Elections
General Information--(615) 862-8800
TTY (Teletype Device)--1-800-848-0298 or Relay 711 www.nashville.gov/vote

EARLY VOTING SCHEDULEOCTOBER 17 THROUGH NOVEMBER 1, 2012

  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
  • BELLE MEADE CITY HALL, 4705 HARDING PK
  • BELLEVUE COMMUNITY CENTER, 656 COLICE JEANNE ROAD
  • BORDEAUX LIBRARY, 4000 CLARKSVILLE PIKE
  • COLEMAN PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 384 THOMPSON LN
  • CROSSINGS EVENT CENTER, (Old Living Word Community Church building) 5380 Hickory Hollow PW
  • DAVIDSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION, 800 2ND AVENUE SOUTH, FIRST FLOOR
  • EDMONDSON PIKE LIBRARY, 5501 EDMONDSON PIKE
  • FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, 1109 32ND AVENUE NORTH
  • GOODLETTSVILLE CITY HALL, 105 SOUTH MAIN STREET
  • GREEN HILLS LIBRARY, 3701 BENHAM AVENUE
  • HERMITAGE LIBRARY, 3700 JAMES KAY LANE
  • MADISON LIBRARY, 610 GALLATIN PIKE SOUTH

FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO VOTE UNLESS EXEMPTION APPLIES

General Election
State of Tennessee
Davidson County November 6, 2012

PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

VOTE FOR ONE (1)
  • Electors for MITT ROMNEY, for President
  • and PAUL RYAN, for Vice President

Republican Party Nominee

  • Electors for BARACK OBAMA, for President
  • and JOE BIDEN, for Vice President

Democratic Party Nominee

  • Electors for VIRGIL GOODE, for President
  • and JIM CLYMER, for Vice President

Constitution Party Nominee

  • Electors for JILL STEIN, for President
  • and CHERI HONKALA, for Vice President

Green Party Nominee

  • Electors for ROSS C. “ROCKY” ANDERSON, for President
  • and LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ, for Vice President

Independent Candidate

  • Electors for GARY JOHNSON, for President
  • and JAMES P. GRAY, for Vice President

Independent Candidate

  • Electors for MERLIN MILLER, for President
  • and VIRGINIA D. ABERNETHY, for Vice President

Independent Candidate

  • WRITE-IN
  • NOTICE

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES REPRESENTING YOUR PRECINCT WILL APPEAR ON THE BALLOT YOU CAST

UNITED STATES SENATE

VOTE FOR ONE (1)
  • BOB CORKER

REPUBLICAN PARTY NOMINEE

  • MARK E. CLAYTON

DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINEE

  • KERMIT STECK

CONSTITUTION PARTY NOMINEE

  • MARTIN PLEASANT

GREEN PARTY NOMINEE

  • SHAUN E. CROWELL

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

  • DAVID GATCHELL

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

  • JAMES HIGDON

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

  • MICHEL JOSEPH LONG

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

  • TROY STEPHEN SCOGGIN

INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

  • WRITE-IN

VISIT www.govotetn.com or call 1-877-850-4959 for more PHOTO ID INFORMATION

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

VOTE FOR ONE (1)

  • BRAD STAATS REPUBLICAN PARTY NOMINEE 
  • JIM COOPER DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINEE
  • JOHN MIGLIETTA GREEN PARTY NOMINEE
  • WRITE-IN

TENNESSEE SENATE

DISTRICT 18
VOTE FOR ONE (1)
  • FERRELL HAILE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOMINEE
  • MARIA A. BREWER DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINEE
  • WRITE-IN

TENNESSEE SENATE

DISTRICT 20
VOTE FOR ONE (1)
  • STEVEN DICKERSON REPUBLICAN PARTY NOMINEE
  • PHILLIP L. NORTH DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINEE
  • WRITE-IN

ALSO APPEARING ON THE STATE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT NOVEMBER 6, 2012

TENNESSEE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICTS 50,51,52,53,54,55,56,58,59 & 60

VOTE FOR ONE (1)

District 50

  • CHARLES WILLIAMSON, Republican Party Nominee 
  • BO MITCHELL, Democratic Party Nominee 

District 51 

  • MICHAEL L. TURNER, Democratic Party Nominee 

District 52

  • MICHAEL STEWART, Democratic Party Nominee
  • DANIEL LEWIS, Independent Candidate

District 53

  • BEN CLAYBAKER, Republican Party Nominee
  • JASON POWELL, Democratic Party Nominee

District 54

  • BRENDA GILMORE, Democratic Party Nominee

District 55

  • GARY ODOM, Democratic Party Nominee
  • SUSAN SHANN, Green Party Nominee

District 56

  • BETH HARWELL, Republican Party Nominee

District 58

  • HAROLD M. LOVE, Democratic Party Nominee

District 59

  • ROBERT DUVALL, Republican Party Nominee
  • SHERRY JONES, Democratic Party Nominee

District 60

  • JIM GOTTO, Republican Party Nominee
  • DARREN JERNIGAN, Democratic Party Nominee

COUNTY CLERK

VOTE FOR ONE (1)
  • BRENDA WYNN, Democratic Nominee
  • JEFF CRUM, Independent Candidate
  • KENNETH EATON, Independent Candidate

METROPOLITAN CHARTER AMENDMENTS

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES:

BELLE MEADE CITY COMMISSIONER

VOTE FOR TWO (2)
  • CATHY ALTENBERN
  • JAMES V. HUNT

FOREST HILLS CITY COMMISSIONER

VOTE FOR ONE (1)
  • LANSON HYDE

GOODLETTSVILLE CITY COMMISSIONER

VOTE FOR THREE (3)
  • HARRY BELL SCOTT TREW
  • JEFF G. DUNCAN ZACH YOUNG
  • YVONNE SAUNDERS AURORA ZEBERT

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Polls OPEN 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day at all Polling Locations
  • You must vote at the Polling Location where you are registered on Election Day OR, you may vote Early at the locations listed on the front page
  • PHOTO IDENTIFICATION (I.D.): PLEASE BRING YOUR FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID UNLESS EXEMPTION APPLIES
  • DAVIDSON COUNTY REGISTERED VOTERS ONLY: Please visit our website for general information. Also, to obtain your Election Day Polling Location you may “click” on the “MY POLLING LOCATION” icon.
  • LAST DAY TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION IS NOVEMBER 1, 2012, OR, AT YOUR “NEW” POLLING LOCATION ON ELECTION DAY.
  • Follow posted instructions when making your ballot selections
  • Call (615) 862-8800 for General Information
  • Call (615) 862-8815 for Absentee Voting information

FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO VOTE UNLESS EXEMPTION APPLIES VISIT www.govotetn.com or call 1-877-850-4959 for more PHOTO ID INFORMATION ATTENTION VOTERS PLEASE READ, MARK AND BRING THE SAMPLE BALLOT WITH YOU TO GUIDE YOU AS YOU
CAST YOUR BALLOT ON
ELECTION DAY OR DURING EARLY VOTING

AMENDMENTS TO THE METROPOLITAN CHARTER
AMENDMENT NO. 1 

Summary 

This amendment would add an exception to the requirement that employees of the Metropolitan Government have only one position with the Metropolitan Government to allow employees the opportunity to work as part-time poll workers for the election commission.

Full Language

Section 12.05 of Article 12 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended by adding the following subsection immediately preceding the last paragraph. “(d) Employees may be employed to work as part-time poll workers for the election commission.”
  • For Ratification
  • Against Ratification

AMENDMENT NO. 2

Summary

This amendment would remove the requirement that the Director of the Metropolitan Department of Public Works be a licensed engineer. The Metropolitan Charter requirement that the director have at least five (5) years’ experience in industry or in municipal or metropolitan public works would remain.

Full Language

Section 8.404 of Article 8 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
shall be amended by deleting the following language in its entirety:
“and shall be licensed for the practice of engineering in Tennessee by the state board of architectural
and engineering examiners”
  • For Ratification
  • Against Ratification

AMENDMENT NO. 3 

Summary 

This amendment would recognize the sheriff’s authority to perform additional duties per ordinances passed by the metropolitan council to provide security within government buildings and at government meetings. This amendment also allows the council, upon recommendation of the metropolitan chief of police and the sheriff, to authorize the sheriff to perform duties as may be unassigned by the charter, or currently assigned to the metropolitan chief of police, relating to the intake, processing, identification and questioning of arrestees, detainees, prisoners and other persons in official custody. 

Full Language

Section 16.05 of Article 16 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended by deleting current Section 16.05 and replacing it with the following new Section 16.05:
“Sec. 16.05 Sheriff

The sheriff, elected as provided by the Constitution of Tennessee, is hereby recognized as an officer of the metropolitan government. He shall have such duties as are prescribed by Tennessee Code Annotated, section 8-8-201, or by other provisions of general law; except, that within the area of the metropolitan government the sheriff shall not be the principal conservator of peace. The function as principal conservator of peace is hereby transferred and assigned to the metropolitan chief of police, provided for by article 8, chapter 2 of this Charter. The sheriff shall have custody and control of the metropolitan jail and of the metropolitan workhouse. The council may be ordinance authorize the sheriff to provide security within buildings of the metropolitan government and, pursuant to a written agreement between the metropolitan government and a metropolitan agency or authority or judges of the Davidson County Circuit, Chancery, Criminal or General Sessions courts, within any building or at any official meeting of such agency or authority or within any courtroom while such court is in session. The council may by ordinance, upon recommendation of the metropolitan chief of police and sheriff, authorize the sheriff to perform duties as may be unassigned by the charter, or currently assigned to the metropolitan chief of police, relating to the intake, processing, identification and questioning of arrestees, detainees, prisoners and other persons in official custody.”

  • For Ratification
  • Against Ratification

AMENDMENT NO. 4 

Summary 

This amendment would rename the “school mothers’ patrol division” within the Metropolitan Police Department as the “school crossing guard division” to be consistent with current practices.

Full Language

Article 8 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended by deleting Section 8.206, School Mothers’ Patrol, in its entirety and substituting with the following new Section 8.206: 8.206 School crossing guard division. The chief of police may establish, and shall establish if directed by ordinance, a school crossing guard division in the department.

  • For Ratification
  • Against Ratification

AMENDMENT NO. 5

Summary

This amendment would remove “storm sewers” as a function within the department of public works, and would add “the construction, operation, and maintenance of stormwater facilities” as a function within the department of water and sewage services.

Full Language

Article 8 of the Metropolitan Charter shall be amended as follows:
  1. By amending Chapter 4 by deleting the phrase “storm sewers,” wherein it appears in Section 8.402.
  2. By amending Chapter 5 by deleting the provisions of section 8.502 in their entirety and substituting with the following new provisions:
“Sec. 8.502. Functions.

The department of water and sewerage services shall be responsible for: 

  • The construction, operation,
  • and maintenance of all water and sanitary sewer facilities of the metropolitan government;
  • The construction, operation, and maintenance of stormwater facilities of the metropolitan government;
  • The collection of all charges for the services of such utilities;
  • Such other powers and duties as may be assigned to the department by ordinance.”
  • For Ratification
  • Against Ratification