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Classes and Speakers

If your school, club, or group would like to have any of these classes presented at one of your meetings, Election Commission staff will present the free class at the location and date of your choice (schedule allowing).

 

Educational sessions include:

Voting 901 – a basic class on how to use voting equipment and what to expect at the polls, for those who will vote for the first time. Participants are offered a tour of SCEC at a different date and time after the class.

Running for Office – Ever thought of throwing your hat in the ring for a political position? This class offers instructions on the process, how to complete the paperwork, filing deadlines, and what to expect.

Voting Rights Restoration – Have legal problems in the past that resulted in the loss of your right to vote? It’s usually not permanent, but if you want to vote again there are steps you must take.  This class details things you need to do to have your voting rights restored.

Election Myth Busters – There’s been a lot of buzz about alleged election hacking.  Attend this class to find out why Shelby County is safe from hackers.

 

Classes for younger people:

Facts for Future Voters – Information for teens about voting, mechanics, motivation and duty. Voting machines are brought in for demonstration, and we hold a mock election with ballot items of interest to teens.

Never Too Young – Voting machines are brought in and an election is held for elementary-age school children. Ballot items may be things like favorite movie, favorite dessert, favorite cartoon character or favorite TV show .

If you are interested in having a class held at your meeting, church or other organization, email carol.collinsworth@shelbycountytn.gov.

 

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Linda Phillips teaching a class at the Raleigh Library. 

Education Materials

Some materials available for download.  Please feel free to download and copy any of the materials on this page.

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Some of the materials that can be downloaded here.  Users are free to copy these but they may not be changed.

Kid's Corner

Please color one of our coloring pages.  Then mail it, along with your name and address to Shelby County Election Commission at 157 Poplar, Suite 137, Memphis, TN 38103.  You may also scan and email it to carol.collinsworth@shelbycountytn.gov.  Then we will mail you a nylon sports bag.  By mailing it to us, you agree that we may use the page and your first name on our social media.  Election Commission Coloring Page Image
 
Coloring Pages
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Parents & Teachers

Are you looking for some resources to help children and teens learn about our government and the importance of voting?
 
We suggest the following websites as age appropriate resources to help your children and students learn about our government and the election process:
 

Media

If you are a member of the media and on deadline, please contact our PR Representative, Suzanne Thompson at (901) 550-5509.

Press Releases

2/6/2020       Presidential Primary Early Voting Info

4/3/2019       New SCEC Commissioners

1/20/2019     SCEC Won't Appeal IRV

1/7/2019       Early Voting Begins in District 32 Race

12/10/2018   Death of Past Chairman O.C. Pleasant, Jr.

11/28/2018   Petitions Available District 32

11/9/2018     Provisional Totals Close Races

11/9/2018     Provisional Counting Board

10/31/2018  Order Issued by Appellate Court

10/25/2018  False Reporting EV Hours

10/23/2018  TBVP Release, Final

9/20/2018    Drive Thru VR Drive

9/20/2018    Community Event Germantown

9/17/2018    September Commission Meeting

9/17/2018    Voting Machine Demo

9/11/2018     Referendum for 11/2918 Ballot

 

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Tour the Operations Center!

We welcome visitors to tour our Election Operations Center, 980 Nixon Drive.  Tours can also be arranged for clubs or groups.  For more information, call Carol Collinsworth at (901) 222-1203 or email her at carol.collinsworth@shelbycountytn.gov  to schedule a time.

 

Please note, private tours may not be possible during elections, but public inspections of the voting machines in both Early Voting and Election Day occur during each election cycle, and you are welcome to attend at that time. 

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Volunteer

Become a Deputy Registrar!

Volunteer deputy registrars assist the Shelby County Election Commission with the important job of getting people registered to vote.

It’s easy to help!  Sign up for our training class and you can register voters at registration drives in the high schools,  community centers, churches and and other events.

If you are interested in being notified when the next classes are scheduled, please email carol.collinsworth@shelbycountytn.gov

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