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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Mi Familia Vota v. Hobbs

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Mi Familia Vota v. Hobbs, No. 2:20-cv-01903 (D. Ariz.)

  Case Summary Two voter registration nonprofits allege that Arizona's voter registration deadline for the 2020 election (October 5, 2020) is unconstitutional under the first and fourteenth amendments. The request that the court permanently enjoin Defendant from enforcing the voter registration deadline this election year.
Filed 09/30/2020
State Arizona
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Ninth Circuit
Status Closed
Last Updated 02/25/2021
Issue Tag(s) Voter Registration Deadline
Complaint(s) 09/30/2020: Complaint filed.
Dispositive Ruling(s) 10/05/2020: Order/Ruling, The court conlcudes that tthe balance of equities and the public interest fall in the plaintiffs' favor, and grants plaintiffs' motion for an injunction until 10/23/2020, effectively changing the Arizona voter registration deadline to 5:00PM on 10/23/2020. The case is dismissed.

Mi Familia Vota v. Hobbs, No. 20-16932 (9th Cir.)

  Case Summary The Arizona Secretary of State appeals the district court's ruling that the Arizona voter registration deadline in unconstitutional as applied during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Filed 10/13/2020
State Arizona
Type of Court Federal
Circuit Ninth Circuit
Status Closed
Last Updated 02/25/2021
Issue Tag(s) Voter Registration Deadline
Dispositive Ruling(s) 10/13/2020: Order/Ruling, The court grants appellant's motion for a stay of the district court's injunction. The court concluded that appellants were likely to succeed on the merits, appellants would be irreparably harmed absent a stay, the stay would not substntially harm the voter-registration organizations (appellees), and that a stay promotes the public interest in a well-administered election. The stay goes into effect on October 15, 2020, making that the new Arizona voter registration deadline.
02/02/2021: Order/Ruling, The Ninth Circuit granted defendant appellants' unapposed motion to voluntarily dimiss.
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