Nashville early voting in ‘chaos,’ says election commissioner


“Currently in chaos” is the way Davidson County Election Commissioner Tricia Herzfeld described early voting just two months out from a critical mayoral election.

It’s the latest response to the unprecedented action taken Wednesday by the Election Commission as it voted 3-2 along party lines to cut all early voting sites except one, if it does not get more funding from Metro Nashville budget currently being debated...

At-Large Council Member and mayoral candidate Megan Barry also blasted the decision, saying she hopes to restore the funding for early voting sites.

“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. “It offers working men and women a chance to get out to the polls when it is most convenient for them, and every year more Nashvillians have come to rely on this service. This will not stand if I have anything to do with it.”

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