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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Robinson v. Board of Elections


Robinson v. Board of Elections, No. 1:20-cv-01364 (D.D.C.)

  Case Summary Washington DC's Board of Elections closed 14 of 17 polling stations in Ward 8, an area that is over 92% African-American, in response to COVID-19. Plaintiffs claim that since at least 2019, an unknown number of Ward 8 residents have not received mail-in ballots. The voters who do not receive mail-in ballots in time will need to travel to in-person poll sites, but most locations will not be opened. Two residents challenged the Board's decision to close the polling stations as a violation of the Voting Rights Act. The parties jointly settled and the Court dismissed the case with prejudice.
Filed 05/21/2020
State District Columbia
Type of Court Federal
Circuit D.C. Circuit
Status Closed
Last Updated 03/13/2021
Issue Tag(s) Vote-by-Mail (Failure to Mail Ballots w/out Application to All Registered Voters)
In-Person Voting COVID Concern (Number/Location of Polling Places)
Complaint(s) 05/21/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 05/28/2020: Order/Ruling, The Court denied Plaintiffs' TRO for reasons stated in a May 28, 2020 telephonic hearing.
06/30/2020: Order/Ruling, The Court dismissed the case with prejudice.
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