NAACP Sues Shelby County Over Allegedly Defective Voter Registration Applications

Tennessee County Should Allow Voters to Fix Applications and Vote Regular Ballots on Election Day

BALTIMORE (October 24, 2018) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America’s foremost civil rights organization, announced today that its Memphis Branch filed suit yesterday against the Shelby County (TN) Election Commission for its refusal to allow voters who submitted timely, but allegedly deficient, voter registration applications to correct any deficiencies in those applications on or before Election Day and then vote regular ballots.  Co-plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the Tennessee Black Voter Project and individual plaintiffs who were harmed by the defendants’ actions.

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