You have no statewide Initiative & Referendum rights, but Knoxville, Nashville-Davidson County, Chattanooga and Shelby County (Memphis) have local Initiative rights.
See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.
Click here to view Tennessee’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.
State Balloting Process
The Progressives and labor unions never won enactment of statewide
initiative and referendum rights, and had to settle for a 1913 law granting
such rights to residents of a few municipalities.
Ballot Qualifications & Schedule
There is currently no statewide initiative or referendum in Tennessee. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.