Tennessee

Notes: 

This information was updated in May 2014 using the Tennessee Code Unannotated (TC).

State Summary.  The Tennessee Voter Confidence Act, passed in 2008, contains the state's audit provisions. Under the act, audits are not binding, and there is no requirement that the audits could lead to a full recount.  Audits occur only for the offices of governor and president.  Note: The website hosting the Tennessee Code does not allow for us to link to individual statutes or sections. The index for and links to all statutes cited below can be found at: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/  Unless otherwise noted, all citations below are from the Tennessee Code, Title 2, Chapter 20, Section 103, “Automatic mandatory audits of voter-verified paper ballots.”

Sampling Method: 

Both 3% of the votes cast before the election and 3% of precincts shall be audited.

Oversight: 
County election commission
Who Conducts the Audit?: 
County election commission
Races that are Audited: 
Officials must audit "at least the top race in the federal, state, county or municipal election."
Voting Units that are Audited: 
The audit is of the voter-verified paper ballots on direct-recording electronic systems.
Completed Before Certification?: 

Yes: "No county may certify the results of any election which is subject to an audit under this section prior to the completion of the hand count audit and the announcement and the availability of the results of the hand count audit."