This Thursday the 2011 City of Memphis municipal elections will take place from 7AM until 7PM all across our city. The Memphis Mayor, members of the Memphis City Council, the City Court Clerk and City of Memphis Judges will be on the ballot and asking for your vote.
This election season will have far reaching ramifications on the future direction and priorities of our city on issues of HOMELESSNESS, BLIGHT, URBAN POVERTY and PRIVATIZATION of city services among others. So, it is crucial that our community comes out in big numbers to make our voices heard at the polls.
Sadly, voter turnout this year has been at a historic low. At the conclusion of early voting last Saturday a total of 29,431 residents of Memphis casted votes in this election. That represents a mere 7.4% of registered voters within our city. This is shameful and disheartening but it also means that YOUR VOTE has never been more valuable
and your influence in these elections of those who most affect your dally life has never been stronger.
The difference in votes cast between many competing candidates is as low as a few hundred votes, your vote could very well make the difference.
CITY OF MEMPHIS MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS-Thursday Oct 6th
Polls open 7AM-7PM
Voter registration/poll location questions?…if you are unsure if you are still registered as an active voter in Memphis and Shelby county you can check online at www.shelbyvote.com and under the Voter Information tab click on the page marked Am I Registered? If you have questions about your polling location please click on the page marked Where To Vote or call the Shelby County Election Commission at 545-2600