COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker

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This database consolidates and tracks litigation concerning the effect of the pandemic on election law. The purpose of this tool is to provide an interactive list of relevant cases that can be searched by issue, court, status, and jurisdiction.

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di Genova-Chang v. Ducey


di Genova-Chang v. Ducey, No.4:20-cv-00141 (D. Ariz.)

  Case Summary Citing multiple federal laws (Public Health & Welfare, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Help America Vote Act 2002, National Voter Registration Act of 1993; Voting Accessibility for the Elderly & Handicapped Act of 1984), Plaintiff (Arizona resident) filed suit against Arizona's Governor and the State's Dept. of Elections alleging that: (1) the Governor's refusal to delay Arizona's primaries caused mass Covid-19 infection; and (2) the Governor is failing to protect public health and safety by (i) refusing to allow State employees and election officials to work remotely, and (ii) requiring candidates to gather signatures and file petitions in person. Plaintiff sought an order that: (1) the Governor repay his salary; (2) the State fund all medical costs for Arizonans who contract Covid-19; (3) punitive damages be imposed against the Governor and the Dept. of Elections for "incompetence and willful neglect of health and safety"; (4) the results of the primary elections be declared "null and void"; and (5) primary elections be held again.
Filed 03/31/2020
State Arizona
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Ninth Circuit
Status Closed ()
Last Updated 09/05/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Failure to Mail Ballots w/out Application to All Registered Voters, Failure to Allow No-Excuse Vote by Mail)
In-Person Voting COVID Concern (Lack of Safety Measures for In-Person Voting, Suspension of In-Person Voting)
Petition Signature Requirement (E-signatures)
Candidate Signature Requirement (E-signatures)
Postpone/Cancel Primary Deadline
Complaint(s) 03/31/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 07/07/2020: Order/Ruling, The Court struck the Plaintiff's Complaint and Request for Injunction from the record because it was unsigned, and ordered that the Plaintiff has 30 days to file a signed complaint.
07/07/2020: Order/Ruling, Plaintiff failed to file a signed complaint within the 30 day period set by the Court, and so the Court ordered the complaint be dismissed.
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