Audit called for Shelby Co. Election Commission

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Election Coordinator Mark Goins says he's requested a performance audit in Shelby County where election officials continue to struggle with incorrect ballots as early voting winds down.

Goins told The Associated Press on Friday that he made the request with the comptroller's office. He says he's not sure when the audit will start.

According to The Commercial Appeal, voting database expert Joe Weinberg said 5.4 percent of voters who cast early ballots within Shelby County have been confronted with incorrect ones -- largely the result of redistricting.

Weinberg said more than 2,300 voters have been affected.

Goins says he wants to get the matter corrected by next Thursday's primary and expects to have an "error free" general election in November.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 164007966