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All eyes are on November, but don’t overlook August

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 12, 2024 7:48 AM CT | Published: July 08, 2024 4:00 AM CT

The prelude to the most popular election cycle in Shelby County politics and America’s only nationwide election is more modest in its impact.

But the August ballot is no less important than the November presidential general election, at a time when politics on both sides of the partisan gap call to remember the consequences of local elections.

Republican and Democratic leaders have each portrayed local elections as the path to federal and national dominance.

Early voting begins July 12 in important Shelby County races. To help you prepare, The Daily Memphian is starting a series of articles taking a closer look at the Aug. 1 election ballot.


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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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