TN Supreme Court Rules on Mail-In Ballots

AP – The Tennessee Supreme Court has overturned the option for all eligible voters to vote by mail in November due to COVID-19. Wednesday’s ruling nixes a June expansion order by a lower court that state election officials opposed. The decision came the same day voters could begin requesting absentee ballots for the general election.

 

It restores Tennessee’s excuse-based system for November, with COVID-19 related additions that include underlying health conditions for voters and those in their care.

 

The justices wrote the decision doesn’t impact ballots for Thursday’s primary.

 

 

You can follow coverage of Thursday’s election on Newstalk 98.7 Thursday night starting at 8:00 p.m.

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