Steady early Election Day turnout in Germantown

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 03, 2020 9:15 PM CT | Published: November 03, 2020 9:58 AM CT

At 9:30 a.m., as temperatures crept toward 60 degrees, more than 155 people had cast their ballots at Riveroaks Presbyterian Church on Germantown Road.

Despite the turnout during the first two-plus hours of voting, there was no line, and voters could walk right in, making their selections in everything from the presidential race to municipal elections for the suburb.

“Thanks for coming out to vote. Sorry you had to wait so long,” Scott Williams, a school board candidate, joked with voters as they left.

He along with Sherrie Hicks, Brian Ueleke, Jon McCreery and Rod Motley, candidates in the races for the three alderman seats, stood in the church parking lot making their final pitch to voters.

Meanwhile, over at Farmington School, students out of school for Election Day were riding their bikes near the polling location. In the parking lot, volunteers for candidates were holding signs.

Sherrie Hicks’ son was among those asking voters to consider supporting his mother. Brian Curry was sharing his thoughts with voters on issues, like charging tuition for out of district transfers.

John Paul Miles also talked to voters as they walked by.

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a graduate of the University of Memphis. She has worked for several local publications and covers the suburbs for The Daily Memphian.


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