2020_wmot_website_header.png
WMOT 89.5 | LISTENER-POWERED RADIO INDEPENDENT AMERICAN ROOTS
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
From WMOT News

Tennessee makes mail voting form changes ordered by judge

200615_judge_lyle_order_sec_state_page_0.jpg
tn.gov
/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP.WMOT) — Election officials have made changes to the Tennessee absentee voting application ordered by a Nashville judge.

 

Republican Secretary of State Tre Hargett's website and the vote-by-mail application were edited Thursday after Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ordered the change earlier in the day.

 

Judge Lyle scolded state officials in court for making their own edits after she required a universal mail-in voting option during the coronavirus pandemic. The state instead made another box dedicated to COVID-19.

 

The judge on Thursday ordered the state to remove it.

 

Voters can request an absentee ballot now through July 30. Early voting for the August 6 state, federal, and county primary and general elections begins July 17.

 

Related Content