Three residents of Elder Mountain have filed a lawsuit against Chattanooga and the Hamilton County Election Commission, saying both parties erred in a vote to deannex the area from the city.
Susan Rich, Janis Burger and Carole Klimesch filed the suit Wednesday in Hamilton County Chancery Court. It states that the city provided a list of names to the election commission that was inaccurate, not listing some eligible voters and listing some who were eligible.
The residents of the mountain voted two weeks ago to deannex from the city in a 21-20 vote.
For more information, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...