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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Arctic Village Council vs. Meyer, Kevin

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Arctic Village Council vs. Meyer, Kevin, No. 3AN-20-07858Cl (Alaska Super. Ct., 3d Dist.)

  Case Summary Plaintiffs argue that the notarization/witness requirement for mail-in ballots leaves self-isolated, immunocomprimised citizens with an untenable choice between risking their health to vote and not voting at all. Plaintiffs ask for the court to grant injunctive and declaratory relief, ordering defendants not to enforce the witness requirement in the November 2020 election and to declare its application unconstitutionally burdensome on Plaintiffs' right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Filed 09/08/2020
State Alaska
Type of Court State
Status Active
Last Updated 10/15/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Witness and/or Notary Requirement)
Complaint(s) 09/08/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 10/05/2020: Order/Ruling, The court used a balance of hardships standard. Court issued a preliminary injunction against the witness requirement, but asked both parties for input as to the parameters for the injunction.

Arctic Village Council v. Meyer, No. S-17902 (Alaska Sup. Ct.)

  Case Summary Petitioners, the state of Alaska, seek review of the trial court injunction as an abuse of discretion.
Filed 10/12/2020
State Alaska
Type of Court State
Status Active
Last Updated 10/20/2020
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Witness and/or Notary Requirement)
Dispositive Ruling(s) 10/12/2020: Other, Injunction affirmed.
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