Supremes will decide date for Nashville mayor election

The Tennessee Supreme Court decided today to resolve a dispute over when Nashville’s election of a new mayor should take place. The Metropolitan Nashville City Council has set the vote for Aug. 2, but a lawsuit contends the vote on a full-time successor to Megan Barry, who resigned in a sex scandal, should be in May.

A lower court judge decided the August date should stand, but that was appealed with a request that the Supreme Court take up the matter promptly. In an order issued today, the Supreme Court agreed to do so and set a hearing for April 9.

The court order is HERE. Previous post HERE.

One Response to Supremes will decide date for Nashville mayor election

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    David Collins says:

    A May election cannot work. There is no way the election commission could comply with the state laws on absentee voting (including compliance with the federal overseas and military absentee voting law) in the length of time between now and the May election. The Chancery Court got this one right.

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