Audit of Shelby County Elections Issued

The state comptroller issued results of his agency's investigative audit of the Shelby County Election Commission yesterday, concluding that the commission "demonstrated an inability to conduct elections without significant inaccuracies..." However, the report found no “discernible evidence of intentional misconduct or other actions intended to affect or influence the election process or…outcomes.” The audit criticizes the local election commission for not exercising enough oversight and criticizes the administrator of elections and the county commission for failing to approve new district lines before early voting. Read key findings in the Commercial Appeal