October 17, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement today on the first day of Early Voting:
“Today, on the first day of early voting, Tennesseans across the state are going to the polls in large numbers to make their voices heard. It’s inspiring that so many Tennesseans are using the ballot box to express their desire for change. There have been reports of problems in several locations in Shelby County, including entire locations being shut down and long lines due to problems with malfunctioning or non-functioning electronic poll books. We also received complaints of incorrect choices appearing on confirmation pages. While our voter protection team is monitoring these issues, and in the vast majority of counties voting is happening at a swift pace, we urge voters to check their completed ballots carefully, stay at their voting locations until their vote is counted, and call our voter protection hotline at 855-844-VOTE (8683) with any problems.”
-Voters with questions about what to bring to the polls, how to vote early or vote absentee, or what to do if you get turned away the polls can visit tndp.org/check-yourself for voting resources.