Election Workers' Advice On Constitutional Amendments Restricted

Nashville (AP) -- Tennessee's Elections Coordinator has ordered county offices not to advise voters on proposed amendments to the State's Constitution.

This follows reports that some poll workers may have directed them how to vote.

Elections Coordinator Brook Thompson sent an e-mail to precinct workers Wednesday that said they should not tell voters how to vote or try to explain the amendments.

The amendment known as the Elderly Tax Break would allow county and city governments to freeze the assessed value of a homeowner's properties when they reach age 65.

The proposal has drawn far less attention than the other amendment on the ballot to make gay marriage unconstitutional in Tennessee.

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