» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 152 | Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Justice Department Maps Election Day Presence

By Bill Dries

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Email reporter | Comments ()

The U.S. Justice Department presence in Shelby County on the Thursday, Aug. 6, election day will include attorneys and others with the Civil Rights Division monitoring polling places across the county.

The Justice Department agreed Tuesday to monitor the elections at the request of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and other Shelby County Democratic Party leaders.

The leaders specifically complained about problems in past elections as well as reports they received during the early voting period that ended Aug. 2 of some voters being told the wrong things by election officials including that they could only vote in the Republican primary.

An attorney from the Civil Rights Division will coordinate the monitors, sending them to various locations and stay in contact with the Shelby County Election Commission should issues arise.

The Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division will also field complaints about the conduct of the election at 1-800-253-3931.

The request for monitors have been a regular part of Memphis elections for decades.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 94 157 3,912
MORTGAGES 130 209 5,475
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 21 21 1,221
BUILDING PERMITS 178 178 9,317
BANKRUPTCIES 65 108 3,764
BUSINESS LICENSES 48 74 1,628
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 87 194 5,137
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 49 1,073

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.