Lack of Confidence
There is very little confidence from those who have to deal with the minutiae or running an election that Tennessee can be ready for the Voter Confidence Act
by next year, yet we have to be careful about spreading that reality around
The need for a delay in the implementation of the Act seems to be the only course of action that could save many a beleaguered county election administrator in Tennessee. Few if any Tennessee counties are prepared for the new law as written, and the deadline for the submission of primary petitions and the subsequent printing of ballots for county primaries is about six months away. Early voting in those local primaries will start in April, and that means that ballots will need to be printed and loaded into voting machines by late March. In layman's terms, that means that county election commissions across Tennessee have just over six months to make sure that everything is in order in order to comply with the Voter Confidence Act-a nearly Hurculean feat.
Labels: Democrats, Elections, Republican Party, Tennessee politics