Shelby County Election Commission Opens Polling Stations Late

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The SCDP has heard multiple reports this morning of polling locations not opening on time, with delays of as much as 45 minutes. Accounts of voters waiting in line and/or leaving without voting, are deeply concerning.

It is our sincere hope that Election Commission would re-double its efforts to follow the court-order as it pertains to the opening of these sites and that there will not be a repeat of these issues going forward.

However, we remain vigilant in protecting the rights of voters, and are ready to re-engage the legal system, if necessary, to insure that every person in Shelby County is afforded an equitable opportunity to vote.”

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