Nashville election officials are moving to make sure voters cast ballots in the correct midterm contests.
Republican candidates are listed first on the ballot in Tennessee. That could give them a slight advantage, according to new research on ballot order.
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.
Over 17,000 people in Davidson County have already voted absentee. The deadline to request this ballot for the August primary election is Thursday, and county officials expect more will sign up. But, many registered voters still have worries about the process.
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.