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Election Night Plans

It’s Election Day in Shelby County, as we noted in a story in today’s edition of The Daily News.

So, what happens when the polls close at 7 p.m?

The vote count begins and we’ll track the returns on our website, www.memphisdailynews.com, and via Twitter – @memphisdaily.

The weather is always something to be considered by candidates. Today that may be true in some different ways.

Millington continues to recover from the weekend rain and flooding. The area got the worst of the storm in Shelby County.

During the early voting period, a relatively high number of voters turned out in those precincts. We stress “relatively” because primaries of all kinds are the lowest-turnout elections of any election cycle in Shelby County.

Other voters in the area are now focused on watching the water drop in their homes, finding someplace to stay indefinitely and the fine print of insurance policies.

This set of elections has never topped 20 percent turnout overall – election day and early voting – and this is the fifth set of Shelby County primaries for these offices since the Republican party decided to hold county primaries in 1992.

Meanwhile, this was to be Election Day in a flooded Nashville-Davidson County.

But the Election Commission there got a Chancery Court order delaying the elections until May 18.

Elections in neighboring Williamson and Sumner counties are under way with no delays, but a few polling places have been moved.

Dansette

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