Where to File Candidate Nominating Petitions
WHERE TO FILE QUALIFYING PETITIONS
Primary and independent candidates must file their original nominating petition in the office of the State Election Commission and a certified duplicate  in the office of the Coordinator of Elections. Both of these must be received by the qualifying deadline and may be mailed to:
Division of Elections
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
William R. Snodgrass Tower, 7th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Primary candidates must also file a certified duplicate by the qualifying deadline with the chairperson of their party's state executive committee . Therefore, each primary candidate must file one original and two certified duplicates in the respective offices. For your convenience, each state executive committee's contact information is listed below. There are no government filing fees. For more information about Republican Party candidate fees, contact the Tennessee Republican Party.
Tennessee Republican Party
Tennessee State Democratic Party
Primary and independent candidates must file their original nominating petition in the office of the county election commission in the county of their residence and a certified duplicate  in the county election commission office in each county wholly or partially within the candidate's district (senate district for senate AND state executive committeeperson candidates, house district for house candidates). Note that independent petitions are not issued for the office of State Executive Committeeman and Committeewoman. Each of these documents must be received by the respective election commissions by the qualifying deadline. There are no government filing fees. For more information about Republican Party candidate fees, contact the Tennessee Republican Party at 615-269-4260.
 A certified duplicate is a photocopy of the original petition with the words “This is a true copy of the original”; signed by the person making the copy along with the copier’s name, title and date. (Note: Using blue ink for this affirmation helps identify that the copy is a certified duplicate)
 Contact the party executive committee for any additional requirements regarding the certified duplicate.