election http://wknofm.org en Results In Of An Audit Into The Shelby County Election Commission http://wknofm.org/post/results-audit-shelby-county-election-commission <p></p><p>The state comptroller examined the Shelby County Election Commission after thousands of Shelby County voters received the wrong ballot during the August 2 election. The resulting eight-page report points to mistakes the election commission made updating its voter rolls after a once-in-a-decade redistricting.</p><p>Investigators found that the election commission did not meet early deadlines, at one critical point stopped working for four weeks, and did not have adequate back-up plans.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:43:50 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 20962 at http://wknofm.org Results In Of An Audit Into The Shelby County Election Commission First Lawsuit Contesting Election Results Filed, One More Expected http://wknofm.org/post/first-lawsuit-contesting-election-results-filed-one-more-expected <p></p><p>Countywide school board member Kenneth Whalum is contesting the results of the August 2 election. Whalum lost his District 4 school board seat in that election to Kevin Woods by a narrow margin, only 108 votes. But Whalum says the results would have been different if the Shelby County Election Commission hadn’t made mistakes. He filed a lawsuit against the commission today.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:19:29 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 18937 at http://wknofm.org First Lawsuit Contesting Election Results Filed, One More Expected Election Commission Corrects Voter Rolls After 1,000 Got The Wrong Ballot http://wknofm.org/post/election-commission-corrects-voter-rolls-after-1000-got-wrong-ballot <p></p><p>Shelby County Election Commission Chairman Robert Meyers said he offered to help employees update their voter rolls after the most recent redistricting. They told him he couldn&rsquo;t.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s very technical,&rdquo; Meyers said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not like you could train me for an hour.&rdquo;</p><p>Meyers estimates five employees are qualified to do the important and sensitive job of altering the listing for voters who switched districts.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:22:42 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 17344 at http://wknofm.org Election Commission Corrects Voter Rolls After 1,000 Got The Wrong Ballot Candidate Ross Says More Than 1000 Voters Got The Wrong Ballot http://wknofm.org/post/candidate-ross-says-more-1000-voters-got-wrong-ballot <p></p><p>Last week blogger David Holt went to the polls to early vote. The wrong ballot appeared on his voting machine. He complained. And his complaint alerted the Shelby County Election Commission to a wider problem&mdash;some voters are not listed in the correct district.</p><p>Now, Democratic candidate for the Shelby County Commission Steve Ross says about 4 percent of voters have pulled the wrong ballot.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:45:12 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 17246 at http://wknofm.org Candidate Ross Says More Than 1000 Voters Got The Wrong Ballot Problems At The Polls In Shelby County http://wknofm.org/post/problems-polls-shelby-county <p>Some voters in Bartlett and Collierville&nbsp;showed up at the polls on Monday to vote in municipal schools referendums and received an unpleasant surprise: questions about forming a municipal school district did not appear on their electronic ballots.</p><p>The Shelby County Election Commission was able to straighten that problem out for angry voters. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:30:15 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 16997 at http://wknofm.org Problems At The Polls In Shelby County