Elections

  Full Court Press: Election Countdown airs Thursday at 9 p.m. on WMC

Host Greta Van Susteren is breaking down everything from the race for the White House to mail-in voting and what’s at stake in the U.S. Senate.

Lawsuit aims to make absentee voting easier in Miss. during pandemic

  DECISION 2020: Special coverage of Election Day in Tennessee

  Voters hurry to the polls for Election Day in Tennessee

  Shelby Co. Election Commission gets new machines, extra staff to handle absentee ballots

  Ted Cruz to campaign in Shelby County as Senate primary heats up

  Early voting ends in Aug. 6 elections

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  16,000 absentee ballots headed to Shelby Co. homes

  Election administrator clears pen color confusion on absentee ballots

  Shelby Co. Election Commission receives more than 15,000 absentee ballot requests

  Tenn. secretary of state visits Memphis as early voting locations open for August election

West Tennessee US attorney appoints district election officer to monitor elections

  Shelby Co. Election Commission taking extra precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

  Shelby Co. Election Commission receives unprecedented number of requests for absentee ballots

So far the Shelby County Election Commission has received more than 1,000% more requests for an absentee ballot for the August primary compared to past elections.

Frequently asked questions: Absentee voting in Shelby County

The League of Women’s Voters prepared a list of frequently asked questions about absentee voting in Shelby County.

  Biden wins Mississippi Democratic primary as he continues sweep across southern states

Decision 2020: former Vice President Joe Biden picking up more state in his run to be the Democrat’s nominee for president. Mississippi was the first state to be called for him in tonight’s vote.

Sanders, Biden to debate without live audience due to coronavirus concerns

Democratic front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will debate as scheduled Sunday in Arizona amid the coronavirus outbreak — but without a live audience.

  Voters in Tennessee and Arkansas headed to the polls for Super Tuesday

  Democratic field of presidential hopefuls consolidates ahead of Super Tuesday in Ark., Tenn.

  Several polling places relocate in Shelby County for Super Tuesday

Poll workers needed in DeSoto County for Democratic primary

Early voting in Shelby County for presidential county primary elections begin Wednesday

Monday is the last day to register in Tenn. for the March primaries

Mike Espy launches 2020 Senate campaign

Espy and Hyde-Smith faced off in a special election for the seat last year that drew national attention.

Mississippi governor’s race most competitive in years

Hood, Reeves and two lesser-known candidates are competing on Tuesday’s ballot to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

  Mississippi voters to elect next governor Tuesday

In one day polls in Mississippi will open for Election Day in the Magnolia State, where voters will decide who holds statewide offices. And the governor's race in Mississippi is being watched closely.

  Memphis councilmen face tough challenges in runoff elections

It could be an uphill climb for two incumbents.

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at campaign rally for Tate Reeves

Vice President Mike Pence was on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Monday lending his name and voice in support of Tate Reeves.

Mississippi’s race for Attorney General will be history-making

The race for Attorney General is set to make history, no matter the outcome.

  Pres. Trump makes stop in Tupelo ahead of Miss. Governor race

Days before Mississippi’s gubernatorial election, President Donald Trump will be in Tupelo for a rally.

  Party leaders hoping for late bump from President Trump’s rally in Tupelo

President Donald Trump will make a trip to Tupelo, Mississippi Friday to rally for conservatives in the state just a few days before Election Day. Party leaders are hoping for a bump as the race comes down to the wire.

Latest Mason-Dixon poll shows Reeves holds slight lead over Hood

Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves holds a slight lead over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.

Tennessee voters appeal ruling in election security lawsuit

A group of voters is appealing a judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county and calling for a switch to a handwritten ballot and a voter-verifiable paper trail

  Mayor Strickland wins re-election: ‘Memphis has momentum’

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland was elected to a second term Thursday night.

  Memphians approve public safety sales tax referendum

It will add a half-cent in sales tax in Memphis.

  Mayoral race, tax increase top issues for election day

Thursday is election day in the City of Memphis.

  Judge: New voter signup penalties create ‘chilling effect’

A federal judge handed down tough criticism on Tennessee's new restrictions for signing up voters while refusing to dismiss a legal challenge surrounding the new law set to take effect in October

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

  Reeves, Waller visit Desoto County ahead of runoff election in Mississippi Republican gubernatorial race

Lieutenant Gov. Tate Reeves takes on former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller in Tuesday's Republican runoff for Mississippi governor.

Polling Problems: Voting in metro area gets off to bumpy start

If you experience any problems at your polling location, call the Secretary of State’s Election Hotline at 1-800-829-6786.

Paul Rose wins District 32 special election

The results are rolling in – Paul Rose is the new Tennessee state senator elect for District 32.

  Ruling blocks Instant Runoff Voting for October elections

There are new questions about how voters will cast their ballots in the city's municipal election in October.

  TN Election official: IRV cannot be implemented

Instant runoff voting cannot be legally implemented in the Memphis municipal election this year, according to one of Tennessee's top election officials.

  Election Day: Thursday is special primary election for Tennessee State Senate District 32

Voters in Tipton County and parts of eastern Shelby County are picking their candidate for State Senate District 32.

  Memphis Mayor Strickland will seek re-election

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced he will seek a second term as mayor.

Hernando legislator enters race for governor

The 35-year-old has been in the legislature since 2016 and owns a farm and agribusiness in Desoto County. He is an Ole Miss graduate with a wife and two children, and he believes his youth and short political resume are a good thing.

Petal mayor pulls out of race for governor after wife’s cancer diagnosis

Petal Mayor Hal Marx announced Thursday he is pulling out of the race for Mississippi governor to support his wife as she fights cancer.

Congressman Steve Cohen announces plans to seek re-election in 2020 and 2022

Speaking at a New Year’s Day prayer breakfast, Rep. Steve Cohen announced his upcoming bids for re-election.

  Special election set for District 32

In less than a month, voters in Shelby and Tipton County will head back to the polls in a special election to fill the two years left on former State Senator Mark Norris's term.

State Sen. Sara Kyle considering bid for Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat

Democratic State Sen. Sara Kyle says she is strongly considering a bid for Sen. Lamar Alexander's seat.

  Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff election

The results are in for the Mississippi U.S. Senate seat. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has won the Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff election.

President Trump, Cindy Hyde-Smith take the stage at Biloxi campaign rally

The moment that so many people have been waiting for is finally here. President Trump arrived at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi for the campaign rally for Cindy Hyde-Smith.

  President Trump tells Mississippi crowd Cindy Hyde-Smith is ‘America First’ candidate

One day before Mississippi’s special runoff election for U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump is visiting the Magnolia state to campaign for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

  Mississippi election officials ready for runoff election Tuesday

Polls across Mississippi open Tuesday at 7 a.m. in the runoff election, and DeSoto County Election Commissioners said they’ll be ready.

Mike Espy winds down campaign before Tuesday’s Senate runoff

Inside the restaurant he greeted a few voters, as well as the media.

  Mike Espy, Cindy Hyde-Smith debate Tuesday night for U.S. Senate seat

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy are set to debate tonight for the Mississippi Senate special election runoff.

  Shelby County Democrats help Mike Espy in Mississippi runoff

Democrat Mike Espy might be getting some help from across the state line in his bid to defeat Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith in a runoff election for US Senate in Mississippi in two weeks.

  Candidates won’t concede until all provisional ballots counted

While the Shelby County Election Commission is busy counting provisional ballots, candidates in at least two races indicated they won’t concede until they have final numbers.

  Marsha Blackburn defeats Phil Bredesen to win U.S. Senate seat

Republican Marsha Blackburn is projected to win the U.S. Senate seat, beating out Democrat opponent Phil Bredesen, according to NBC News.

  Tennessee candidates make final stop in Mid-South

It's the eve of Election Day, and in less than 24 hours, we should know who Tennessee's next governor and U.S. Senator will be.

  160,000 expected to vote in Tuesday’s election

The Shelby County Election Commission is watching the weather closely Monday night and telling voters to brace for lines at the polls Tuesday.

  More than 168,000 Shelby County residents participated in early voting

Thursday, Nov. 1 was the last day of early voting in Tennessee. If you didn’t make it before polls closed, you will have to wait until election day to cast your ballot.

  Cunningham faces off against incumbent Bunker for Lakeland mayor

In a city of more than 12,000 people, a contentious mayoral race is brewing.

  State Senate race between incumbent Kelsey, St. Jude researcher Salinas enters final stretch

The race for Tennessee Senate in District 31 in Memphis has eyes of political pundits in Nashville and Washington, D.C.

Candidate sound off: Roger Wicker

Roger Wicker answers questions ahead of next Tuesday's midterm election.

Candidate Sound Off: David Baria

David Baria answers questions ahead of next Tuesday's midterm election.

  Mailer calls out neighbors for not voting

With just one week until the Mid-Term election, some voters are getting a report card that scores how often they go to the polls.

Poll: Blackburn edges ahead of Bredesen in tight Tennessee Senate contest

New numbers released continue to show a neck-and-neck race in the showdown for Tennessee Senate.

  Political campaigns turn to text messages to recruit votes

As "Decision 2018" kicks into high gear, so are all those robo-calls and text messages.

  Early voting across Tennessee sets new records

In less than one week, more than a half million people across the state of Tennessee have cast their ballots Election Day.

  Tennessee, Mississippi among states most difficult to vote in

A new study reveals two Mid-South states are in the bottom three for the most difficult states in which to vote.

  Election commission responds to voter issues at the polls

Tennessee Democrats are crying foul. They claim Democratic voters are being suppressed in Shelby County and statewide, and they want things to change.

  Problems at the poll: Candidate’s name knocked off ballot

Big words on the Shelby County ballot caused big problems for election officials Friday night.

  Jennifer Lawrence criticizes Memphis’ IRV referendum

A Memphis city leader is not happy with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.

  Decision 2018: Voters to weigh in on term limits for city officials

One of the referendums on the November 6 ballot is the issue of term limits for Memphis mayor and Memphis City Council members.

  Political analyst weighs in on first Tennessee gubernatorial debate

Tennessee's top gubernatorial candidates faced off Tuesday night in the first of three debates before the November election.

  Candidates for Tennessee governor prepare for debate Tuesday

Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean, both candidates for Tennessee governor, will debate for the first time on Tuesday.