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VOL. 126 | NO. 42 | Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tenn. House OKs Bill to Allow Divorced Voter Name Change

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NASHVILLE (AP) – The state House has passed a bill to prohibit election officials from purging a voter's registration after a name change due to a divorce.

The House passed the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Ryan Haynes of Knoxville on a 98-0 vote on Monday evening.

The measure would rewrite the state code that currently permits names to be changed on voter registration forms because of marriage but makes no specific mention of divorce.

The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

Online: Read HB0377 at: www.capitol.tn.gov

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