By: Madelyne VanHemert
The 2023 Nashville mayoral runoff election is currently taking place to choose the city’s next mayor. Early voting is currently open and will be running until election day, Sept. 14.
The mayoral candidates running against each other are Freddie O’Connell and Alice Roll the next mayor will be determined on Sept. 14.
For those living in Nashville, contributing to this election can mean participating in a democratic duty in deciding how the city of Nashville should be run.
The new mayor will be in charge of Tennessee’s state capitol for the next four years and has many important duties.
Nashville.gov defines such obligations as, “the mayor is responsible for the enforcement of all laws and ordinances within Davidson County and has the power to veto any law or ordinance passed by the Metro Council. The Metro Council can override a mayor’s veto with a 2/3 majority vote in favor of that law or ordinance.”
Vol State students can do their part in ensuring Nashville chooses individuals who best represent the interests students share for Nashville’s future.
Students can check their voter registration status.
The qualifications to register to vote:
- Must be a United States citizen
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must be a resident of Tennessee
- If you have been convicted of a felony the crime may disqualify you
If you are already registered, be sure to cast your vote!