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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Grossman v. Galvin


Grossman v. Galvin, No. SJC-2020-XX (Mass. S. Ct.)

  Case Summary For its September 1st primary election, Massachusetts has allowed applications for ballots to be received until August 26, but the state has not adjusted its receipt deadline from September 1st. Plaintiffs brought suit under the Massachusetts and U.S. Constitutions to require the state to count all ballots postmarked by September 1st and received at least ten days after that date.
Filed 08/18/2020
State Massachusetts
Type of Court State
Status Closed
Last Updated 05/14/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Mail Voting Deadlines (for Applying, Receiving, Postmark), US Postal Service)
Complaint(s) 08/17/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 08/26/2020: Order/Ruling, The Court denied Plaintiff's relief, stating that the current deadline for receipt of mail in primary election ballots is not unconstitutional.
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