Shelby County Election Commission Opens Polling Stations Late


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.”