voter photo id

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study released this week suggests voter fraud is almost non-existent in Tennessee and across the country.

The study was conducted at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and funded by the Carnegie Corporation and the Knight Foundation.

The study shows that only 14 cases of voter fraud have been alleged in Tennessee in the past 12 years. To date, only five cases have led to convictions.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The NAACP in Chattanooga is helping lead a statewide effort to recruit black ministers to get out the vote.

Joe Rowe is vice president of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP. Rowe says he’s contacted all 42 chapters of the Tennessee NAACP, as well as a number of youth organizations, and ministers statewide to promote a plan to increase voter participation.

From now until the presidential election in November, the NAACP will organize marches, host voter registration drives and offer transportation to the polls.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Tennessee Republicans go into the current Tennessee General Assembly firmly in control of both the House and Senate, and with a clear legislative agenda.

They’re not the only ones. Political action groups with a wide range of interests are also gearing up for the session.

Voter Photo ID Law Prompts Statewide Q&A

Nov 2, 2011

          State officials say elections offices across Tennessee will host outreach programs today to inform voters about a new requirement.

          A state law that takes effect Jan. 1 requires voters to show valid photo identification at the polls.

          State election officials believe this is the first time in Tennessee history that such an education project has been held n all 95 counties on the same day.

          Rutherford County has scheduled its meeting for 5:30 this evening at the County Courthouse.