Democrats Seek Details on Tennessee Voting Problems

Aug 15, 2012

Democrats in the Tennessee House of Representatives have written a letter to elections officials asking how many people were given improper ballots or were otherwise prevented from voting in the August 2 primary.  Twenty-five House Democrats signed the letter yesterday saying it is "unacceptable" to deny registered voters full participation in elections.  The lawmakers want Secretary of State Tre Hargett to respond to questions about how many voters received the wrong ballot, whether there is a uniform procedure to make voters aware of how to obtain the correct ballot and how many people were denied the right to vote due to problems with presenting government-issued photo ID.  State Election Coordinator Mark Goins says the main issue was in Shelby County. He’s asked for a performance audit of the vote.