» 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 66 153 14,870
MORTGAGES 64 144 19,474
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 22 3,817
BUILDING PERMITS 217 359 35,689
BANKRUPTCIES 59 121 14,155
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 86 5,077
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 71 170 21,603
MARRIAGE LICENSES 22 59 4,616

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

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