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Where ONE vote has made the difference...
- In 1776, English was chosen over German as the language for America by ONE vote.
- In 1800, after an Electoral College tie, the House of Representatives voted Thomas Jefferson the 3rd President of the United States by ONE vote.
- In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was saved from impeachment by ONE vote.
- In 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes became President of the United States over Samuel Tilden by ONE vote.
- In 1923, Hitler won the leadership of the German Nazi Party by ONE vote.
- In 1948, Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President, became a U.S. Senator by ONE vote.
- California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Washington all became states by ONE vote.
...even in Tennessee
- In 1920, legislator Harry Burn broke a tie in the Tennessee House of Representatives, finally granting America's women the right to vote by ONE vote.
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
In 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). This legislation is aimed at improving the general election process and sets forth new federal election guidelines for state election officials to follow. Some of the new requirements include:
- A centralized, computerized, and uniform statewide voter registration database to insure the accuracy of voter registration files.
- At least one voting machine at every precinct that is accessible for people with disabilities.
- Provisional ballots to ensure that every voter is able to cast his or her vote if there is any question of eligibility.
- A system to notify the voter if his or her provisional ballot was not counted, and why.
- A system that allows voters to check their ballot for errors and to make any corrections privately and independently.
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Click here for more information about Tennessee's plan to implement HAVA
Can I register to Vote?
Yes! Everyone is encouraged to register to vote. Unless a court specifies that you cannot vote, registration and voting cannot be denied to an individual who is:
--A citizen of the United States--
--A resident of Tennessee--
--At least 18 years of age by the next election--
Where can I register to vote?
Poll Worker Guide Aims to Enhance State’s Approach to Election Access