Chancery lawsuit challenges Nov. 6 ballot referendums

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 05, 2018 7:34 PM CT
<strong>A referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot would give voters a choice whether to repeal instant-runoff voting for seven Memphis City Council seats.&nbsp;</strong>(Daily Memphian file)

A referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot would give voters a choice whether to repeal instant-runoff voting for seven Memphis City Council seats. (Daily Memphian file)

A group of citizens and an organization trying to preserve instant-runoff or ranked-choice voting in city elections filed a Chancery Court lawsuit Friday, Oct. 5, against the Shelby County Election Commission and the city of Memphis seeking to take a repeal of IRV off the Nov. 6 ballot.

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