Election commission says problems corrected in Memphis

Election commission says problems corrected in Memphis


MEMPHIS (AP) - Shelby County's election commission says it has corrected voter registration problems and other issues found in an audit.

The Commercial Appeal reports that an internal Shelby County government draft audit report released in August said officials had failed to process dozens of voter registration applications between March 2012 and January.

The audit also said improper documentation made it impossible for auditors to identify election employees who processed or changed some voter registration records.

The audit had 19 findings, seven of them ranked "high" in terms of potential risk to the commission's operations. One of the high-rated findings involved the commission's cash-receipting process.

A final report released Tuesday by Election Commission Chairman Robert Meyers includes management responses that conceded there were problems but emphasizes those problems were corrected.

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