Council votes down adding mayoral runoff referendum to November ballot

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 01, 2022 7:10 PM CT | Published: September 01, 2022 2:07 PM CT
<strong>Memphis City Council member JB Smiley introduced an amendment to an earlier referendum ordinance that would have allowed partisan primaries in city elections starting next year.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Memphis City Council member JB Smiley introduced an amendment to an earlier referendum ordinance that would have allowed partisan primaries in city elections starting next year. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

The item would have required the winner of the 2023 Memphis mayor’s race to get a majority of the votes either on election day or in a runoff.

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