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Election Commission to Provide Weekly Updates on Verification of “Wine in the Grocery Stores” Petition Signatures

August 12, 2014

The Davidson County Election Commission is currently verifying petition signatures to help determine if the “wine-in-grocery stores” referendum will be included on the ballot for the State General Election on November 4.

All signatures are reconciled against a master list of voters to prevent a signature from being counted twice. Only signatures of legally registered voters who live in Davidson County can be accepted.

In order for this amendment to be included on the ballot, at least 15,460 valid signatures must be verified. That number represents 10 percent of the number of registered voters who took part in the most recent general gubernatorial election.

The Election Commission has a team dedicated to the signature verification process, which will be completed prior to the Davidson County Election Commissioners approving the ballot on September 10.

In the meantime, the Election Commission will provide signature verification updates at 4 p.m. each Friday, beginning August 15. For updates, contact Joan Nixon, chief deputy administrator of elections, at or 615-862-8800.

The Davidson County Election Commission is responsible for providing fair and free elections to every eligible citizen. It is regulated by State of Tennessee law and funded by Metro Nashville government. For more information visit or call 615-862-8800.