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The Week in Review

Metro - Elections

Local voters went to the polls three times this year to make their choices known. In the most recent election — the state, federal and general races for several Shelby County municipalities, held on Nov. 8 — many of the incumbents sailed to an early and clear victory. 

But we won’t be able to say the same for next year’s Memphis municipal election. With Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland term-limited, Memphians will select a new mayor Oct. 5, 2023. 

With this election cycle concluded, the On the Ballot newsletter will go on hiatus until next year. In the interim, we hope you enjoy reading continuing coverage from The Daily Memphian’s politics and government reporter Bill Dries, and we thank you for joining us for On the Ballot. 

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Thanks for reading, and we’ll end it here with one of Dries’ signature catchphrases: “Democracy!” — Editorial director Mary Cashiola



The Daily Memphian’s “On The Record” podcast takes a closer look at the unofficial results in the Tuesday Nov. 8 election.

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