Absentee ballot advocates sue Secretary of State over COVID-19 fears

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 04, 2020 4:01 PM CT | Published: May 04, 2020 4:01 PM CT

Voter rights advocates are challenging Tennessee’s “restrictive excuse” requirements for absentee ballots in a federal lawsuit, arguing the state should adapt its rules to the COVID-19 pandemic.


A. Phillip Randolph Institute The Equity Alliance Charlane Oliver Tre Hargett
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


Reading comments and joining the conversation are some of the many benefits of subscribing. Join the conversation by clicking the View Comments button below. Not a subscriber? Click here. 

Our commenting policy can be viewed here