Nearly 40,000 voters cast their ballots during the Early Voting period for the Shelby County primary-only election. That’s nearly a 35% increase in turnout over the 2014 county primary-only election and on pace with the 2018 county primary election.
We're now hoping to exceed the Primary Election Day turnouts too. Before heading to the polls on Tuesday, May 3, please check for any polling place changes. You can do this by clicking the "know before you go" banner here at shelbyvote.com, or by calling the Voter Ready Hotline, at 901-222-1222.
As you know, the Tennessee legislature recently approved redistricting plans, which sparked the need for precinct changes throughout Shelby County. That, combined with cost and organizational efficiencies, led to multiple changes by the Shelby County Election Commission, including polling place closures, mergers, relocations, and name changes.
Thanks to our partnership with the nonpartisan group, the Shelby County Voter Alliance, we've been aggressively communicating the changes through the Voter Ready Open House, website updates, grassroots outreach, social media and mailers to voters.