MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor elections in Shelby County today.
A statement from the department says monitors will ensure polling places comply with the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against minorities. The election features a multitude of races on the ballot, including seats for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, the governor's race and four proposed constitutional amendments.
Problems with elections in Shelby County, which includes Memphis, date back years.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The weather forecast calls for warm but cloudy weather as polls opened across Tennessee for a general election in which voters will decide a U.S. Senate race as several state and local offices and measures.
According to the National Weather Service, much of the state will see highs on Tuesday in the 60s and 70s.
Voters who head to the polls will decide whether to grant Republican Lamar Alexander a third term in the U.S. Senate. He faces Democrat Gordon Ball, a Knoxville attorney.