MLK50: Justice Through Journalism is pro-Democracy, which means we’re big fans of voting. Our namesake, after all, called the right to vote one of “the highest mandates of our democratic tradition” in his 1957 “Give Us the Ballot” speech. 

We see our role as giving our readers the knowledge to fully and wisely participate in that tradition. But we don’t endorse particular candidates.

Still, Thursday’s ballot is challenging. It’s five pages long, one of the longest in recent history, according to election officials. There are 13 municipal offices up for election, representing 64 seats, and that’s not counting the 10 other statewide elections, including a term limits amendment. 

We understand that you might need some help figuring that all out. So to help you make your choices, we’re sharing some voter guides other groups have put together. 

If you know of other ballots we should add, email us at 

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) represents 57 national and international unions, which include 12.5 million workers.  

The Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association supports Black lawyers.

The  Memphis Bar Association is a professional organization for attorneys in Memphis and the surrounding Midsouth area. 

Republican Party of Shelby County

Democratic Party of Shelby County

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