Tennessee Democrats urge voters not to skip polls

Posted at 7:42 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 20:43:18-04

Tennessee Democratic officials are encouraging voters not to avoid the polls despite possible long delays and registration complications while trying to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 election.

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini and Shelby County Democratic Party Chair Corey Strong on Monday raised concerns about the condition of voting in Tennessee during a press conference in Memphis.

Specifically, Mancini said she's worried long lines at early voting polling locations means county election commissions are not providing enough resources to ensure the public can easily and quickly vote.

Strong added election officials are not informing voters that changing the font on the voting machines sometimes results in Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean's name appearing later on the ballot.
Both said election officials need to address the issues immediately.