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Use the Stylus for Best Results!

As more and more people become used to the modern touch screens on phones and tablets, they are having more difficulty using our older voting machines.  Please use the attached stylus pen and press the end of it firmly in the middle of the box by your chosen candidate.  Watch a short video about it here.  And remember, REVIEW your summary screen carefully before pressing the CAST VOTE button.

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Deadline is Coming Up!

The deadline to file petitions as independent candidates for county office is Noon Thursday, April 5, 2018.  This is also the deadline to file for non-partisan offices like Judge and School Board that will appear on the August 2, 2018 Shelby County General Election.  Noon Thursday, April 5, 2018  is also the deadline to file all petitions for State and Federal office - both partisian and independent.

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Thinking of Running for Office?

Ever thought about running for public office?  Attend this informative class to learn about the process.  It will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at our Operations Center, 980 Nixon Drive.

Municipal elections for Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington will be held in conjunction with the State and Federal Election on November 6, 2018.  Friday, May 18th is the first day to pick up petitions for these municipal offices.  Petitions for these offices are due by Noon on August 23, 2018

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New Website!

Welcome to our new website!  We hope that you will find it easier to navigate.  All of the information can be accessed from the six tabs across the top.  The major sections are:

·         Voters – go to this tab for information about how to register, voting absentee, obtaining a replacement voter registration card, restoration of voting rights and Voter ID requirements.

·         Poll Workers – If you want to become a pollworker, go to this tab.

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New Website!

Welcome to our new website!  We hope that you will find it easier to navigate.  All of the information can be accessed from the six tabs across the top.  The major sections are:

·         Voters – go to this tab for information about how to register, voting absentee, obtaining a replacement voter registration card, restoration of voting rights and Voter ID requirements.

·         Poll Workers – If you want to become a pollworker, go to this tab.

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Ever consider running for office?

Ever consider running for office? The Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) is offering a class for people who are, so they can learn exactly what they must do to get their names on the ballot.
SCEC will hold the second of two classes on the subject on Saturday, January 20 at 10 a.m at the Operations Center at 980 Nixon Drive. The class will last about an hour, and is completely non-partisan.

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Fourth Quarter 2017

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.

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Third Quarter 2017

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.

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Second Quarter 2017

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.
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First Quarter 2017

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.

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