Memphis appeals voter ID requirement ruling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis officials have appealed a Nashville judge's ruling on the state requirement of photo identification for voting.

According to The Commercial Appeal, attorneys for the City of Memphis filed an appeal late Wednesday with the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

The city claims the new requirement is a violation of the state constitution.

The appeal was filed a week after a Davidson County Chancery Court judge ruled against Memphis.

It asks for an emergency appeal and lawyers hope for an expedited ruling. Early voting in the general election begins Oct. 17.

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