Tennessee’s attorney general says a mail-in ballot system for November elections could be fraught with errors
Tennessee Attorney General Herb Slatery says too many barriers exist to implement a mail-in ballot system for the upcoming November election.
In response to a lawsuit to filed in Davidson County to force that type of vote due to pandemic concerns, Slatery said mail absentee ballots are fraught with opportunities for errors and would end up costing the state millions of dollars to set up.
State officials have already stated fears of contracting or spreading coronavirus does not qualify for absentee eligibility. They have told local voter registrars to prepare for a large amount of mail-in ballots in the August primary from residents age 60 and over.
(PHOTO: Tennessee Office of Attorney General)