Nashville election officials say their systems ran smoothly this month and that they’re hopeful that they’ve increased public trust in voting. In certifying the city’s election results Thursday, they noted lessons learned about accommodating COVID-positive voters and what it takes to process more than 34,000 mail-in ballots.
Both the Davidson County Election Commission and the group “4Good Government” are heading to court to try to hash out whether a proposed referendum will appear on a special ballot in December.
The Davidson County Election Commission wants to get a court’s opinion on a referendum that could cancel the upcoming property tax increase and significantly reduce the Metro Council’s power.
The Davidson County Election Commission has approved an expansion of early voting for the August primary. The panel decided Friday afternoon that all 10 early voting sites will be open throughout the early voting period.
The man who oversees elections in Nashville has been fired for mismanaging his agency. In protest, one of Davidson County’s five election commissioners resigned at a meeting Thursday afternoon.
Five years after the state handed down recommendations for better securing voter information, a new audit finds that the Davidson County Election Commission basically forgot about those instructions.
Poll watchers in Nashville say they were surprised that the state’s voter ID law was almost a non-issue on Election Day. But they are asking for an explanation for why lines were so long.
State election officials still aren’t satisfied with how Davidson County intends to remedy a ballot mix-up. The state Election Commission met Monday.