We do not allow voters to use a paper ballot on demand. So, if people come into a polling place and demand a paper ballot, they will be denied this request. Paper ballots are only used in very special circumstances.
It’s the end of 2017, here at the Election Commission, and we are already getting ready for the May 2018 County Primary Election. On November 17th, people began picking up petitions to run in that election.
September, the last month of the third quarter, is National Voter Registration Month. When we first began publishing the newsletter, the idea was that it would be distributed at the end of each quarter, as an update of what’s going on at the Election Commission with an eye toward upcoming events.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I moved from Indiana to work for the Shelby County Election Commission as Administrator of Elections. And what a year it has been! In the time since I arrived, we’ve had a Primary and General Election as well as three special elections.
I’m Linda Phillips, the new Administrator of your Shelby County Election Commission. My husband and I moved to Memphis from Lafayette, Indiana during the summer, and we have really enjoyed meeting people and getting to know the community. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming, both at the office and in your beautiful city.