Tennessee Voter Registration Rejections Challenge
Tenn. Black Voter Project v. Shelby County Election Commission et al.
State court challenge, under state statute, demanding access to the high number of voter registration forms that the Shelby County Election Commission deemed incomplete or rejected for purposes of running a cure program. The lawsuit also sought injunctive relief which would require that the Shelby County Election Commission immediately notify voters whose registrations forms were deemed incomplete that they can cure the defects in their applications on or before Election Day, as the county was required to do under state statute. The district court granted the requested relief, and the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed.