TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 13, 2014

An election worker has been dismissed after six people voted twice in Davidson County last week, the Tennessean reports. Staffers blame a clerical error for letting half a dozen people vote twice, once during early voting and again on Election Day. Commissioner Tricia Herzfeld, an attorney with Ozment Law, says that mistake — and potentially others — are serious enough that she may not agree to certify the results at the commission's next meeting on May 19. Nashville Public Radio reports Davidson County Election Administrator Kent Wall said five of the people voted early in the same precinct. Although he wouldn’t pinpoint the exact precinct, he said “we know who they are. We know how they voted.” Mark Goins, the state’s election administrator, said he’s recommended the six voters be turned over to the District Attorney’s office for possible prosecution.