Election Day 2011 : A Rudimentary Primer
As Thursday, Oct. 6 approaches, Memphians far and wide are surely wondering what this year’s election cycle has in store for them. Although early votes cast indicate a less-than-desirable level of participation, citizens of Memphis deserve to know what and who their options are. With that in mind, we’ve collected a handful of helpful links in hopes that you may be more informed or inspired to get out and vote for your next District 4 City Council representative.
Seeking election resources? Look no further
The Coalition for a Better Memphis is a non-partisan, non-profit organization offering a wealth of information regarding requirements of the positions up for election as well as links to outside resources. See more at BetterMemphis.org
To vote or not to vote?
Daily News Editor Bill Dries says initial predictions of lower-than-average voter turnout appear to be wrong. Read more at The Daily News.
Use the city's resources to your advantage
The City of Memphis offers another trove of resources offering information on July’s redistricting ordinance, district-specific information like boundary maps, current representative biographies and more. Click here for the City Council page or, for District 4, click here.
The City of Memphis also provides color-coded PDF maps of all districts in the city. See the map here.
Meet the challengers
Wanda Halbert - District 4 City Council Rep
Wanda Halbert faces 3 challengers for Dist. 4 seat, including George Walker, who is campaigning to boost business morale and fight crime and blight within the district. Other two challengers are Louis Matthew Morganfield III and Michelle E. Smith. Read more at the DeSoto Appeal.
Louis Matthew Morganfield III
Michelle E. Smith
Do you know which district you're in?
Council Districts Map is property of the City of Memphis
And last but not least — Memphis Mayoral Candidates
A C Wharton Jr.
Click here to visit the re-election page for Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
James Harvey Sr.
Click here to visit the election page for James Harvey Sr.
Click here to visit the official Marty Merriweather page declaring mayoral candidacy.
Kenneth B. Johnson
Click here to visit the official Kenneth B. Robinson for Memphis Mayor web page.
Edmund H. Ford Sr.
Click here to visit the Facebook page for Ed Ford Sr.'s election campaign.
Click here to see Leo Awgowhat's OurCampaigns page.
Robert "Prince Mongo" Hodges
Click here to visit Prince Mongo's Facebook page.
Dewayne "DEA" Jones
Carlos F. Boyland
James R. Barbee