Democrats urge County Commission to vote against new voting machines

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 03, 2022 5:31 PM CT

The vote could settle a nearly 20-year debate between a Democratic-majority Board of County Commissioners, which favors hand-marked paper ballots, and a Republican-majority Shelby County Election Commission, which believes ballot marking devices should be implemented.


Steve Mulroy Erika Sugarmon Eddie Jones Van Turner Sarah Wilkerson-Freeman Brent Taylor Shelby County Commission Shelby County Election Commission voting machines
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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