Early Voting Opens in Memphis in Sales Tax Referendum

Early voting opened today in Memphis in the citywide referendum on a half-percent sales tax hike and the Tennessee House District 91 general elections. The citywide sales tax hike ballot question includes in its wording a provision for $30 million of the estimated $47 million in revenue the increase would generate to be used for an expansion of pre-kindergarten services in the city of Memphis. The general election for state House District 91 is a contest between Democratic nominee Raumesh Akbari, who won the October primary special election, and Libertarian candidate Jim Tomasik. The Memphis Daily News has more.