Early voting sites in jeopardy amid budget feud

The Tennessean

The Davidson County Election Commission is prepared to cut the number of early voting sites in Metro's general election from 11 to one unless more funding is inserted into Mayor Karl Dean's proposed operating budget...

At-large Councilwoman Megan Barry, a Nashville mayoral candidate, announced late Wednesday that she would be seeking to restore funding for early voting satellite locations. She did not say whether that meant amending the mayor's budget or swaying the commission to reverse course.

"At a time when elected officials at the state level have been trying to make it harder rather than easier for people to vote, it is outrageous that we here in Nashville would limit opportunities to vote in Metro elections," Barry said.

"This will not stand if I have anything to do with it," she said.

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