Shelby Co. Working Hard to Ensure Correct Ballots

In an effort to make sure all voters receive the proper ballot today, the Shelby County Election Commission added an extra step that could slow voting. After it appeared that 3,163 voters were given incorrect ballots during early voting due to a computer glitch, the county planned to take steps today to identify potential victims of the glitch and double check the ballots they are given. Despite working around the clock, county and state election officials have not been able to fix the problem. After the election, state officials will conduct an audit of the county's processes and systems. In addition, local officials have promised a thorough review. The Commercial Appeal has more