State likely to challenge chancellor’s decision allowing expanded absentee voting

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 06, 2020 7:04 AM CT | Published: June 06, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Voters line up to cast their ballots at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church the during the first day of early voting in Shelby County on Oct. 17, 2018.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Voters line up to cast their ballots at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church the during the first day of early voting in Shelby County on Oct. 17, 2018. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

The state is planning to challenge a court ruling requiring expanded absentee voting during the COVID-19 pandemic and could be violating a chancellor's order to immediately send applications to any voter who requests one.

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Mark Goins Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle Herbert Slatery Bill Lee absentee voting
Sam Stockard

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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.


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