TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Oct 8, 2018

A Memphis citizens group is suing the Shelby County Election Commission and the city of Memphis to remove an item on the Nov. 6 ballot that would repeal instant runoff or ranked-choice voting in city elections, the Daily Memphian reports. The lawsuit also seeks to remove a ballot question that would eliminate the city runoff provision in the seven single-member council districts it currently applies to, and asks Chancellor Jim Kyle to order the city to rewrite a third ballot question that would extend to three the number consecutive terms city council members and the Memphis mayor could serve.