City Council weighs election changes, including partisan primaries

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 24, 2023 5:41 AM CT

Council members JB Smiley Jr. and Chase Carlisle want the council to choose either a return of the runoff provision or allowing partisan primary elections. Both referendum ordinances are up Tuesday, Oct. 24, for the second of three readings.

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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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