New Early Vote To Begin On Suburban Schools

New Early Vote To Begin On Suburban Schools

CREATED Jun 25, 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Shelby County election officials are preparing voting machines for referendums in six suburban cities that will again choose whether to form their own school districts.

Election Commission Chairman Robert Meyers told The Commercial Appeal it appears the work is going well. The commission was criticized less than a year ago when some 3,000 voters in the county received incorrect ballots.

In what election officials called a "Date Integrity Project," information technologists had been checking each machine to make certain the ballot each voter sees is the correct one for the precinct.

The early voting period for the municipal schools referendums is June 26-July 11.

Voters in the half-dozen suburban cities chose last year to start their own schools, but a federal court ruled the votes unconstitutional.

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