The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled recently that it would not block a judge’s order to offer a voting by mail option to all eligible voters during the COVD-19 pandemic while the state continues to try and appeal the decision.
Nashville Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled June 4 that the state’s limits on absentee voting during the pandemic constitutes “an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.”
Prior to the ruling, Tennessee had some of the strictest absentee voting qualifications in the country. Some of which include being over the age of 60, living out of state or being ill.
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