Parking spots added for ease of voting at downtown location

Local Elections

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Shelby County government officials are working to make sure early voting in the Memphis elections is as easy as possible.

Monday, Mayor Lee Harris and county leaders revealed they have opened a new early voting location in downtown Memphis. We told you last week that the newly-named James Meredith building at 157 Poplar is now a place for voters to go to on weekdays.

Leaders revealed Monday they have secured eight parking spots near the building to allow citizens to park for free while they vote.

“Parking is essential, and having the ability for people who have to drive to the election commission to be able to park right in front of it to run in and vote is critical. This is not like you’re out at some of the satellite precincts where there’s a church parking lot and you have your free reign of any spot to choose,” said Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner.

The James Meredith building is one of 18 locations now open for early voting, which lasts through September 28th.

Election Day is October 3rd. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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