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League of Women Voters of New Jersey v. Way
League of Women Voters of New Jersey v. Way, No. 3:20-cv-05990 (D.N.J.)
|Plaintiffs sought a declaratory judgment that New Jersey's existing signature verification procedures for mail-in and provisional voting violated the the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution (due process, undue burden, equal protection) and an order to establish a procedure by which voters may attempt to cure deficiencies in their mail-in and provisional ballots.
|Type of Court
|Vote-by-Mail (Signature Verification Standards, Notice/Cure for Mismatches Missing Signature or Mistakes)
|06/03/2020: Complaint filed.
|06/17/2020: Order/Ruling, PI Granted--Evaluators are to receive training on signature requirements. Cure letters will be sent to voters to inform the voter that their ballot has been tentatively rejected because the ballot envelope did not have a signature or the signature could not be verified using the voter’s signature on file. Voters may cure ballots by completing Cure Form.
|07/23/2020: Order/Ruling, Joint Proposed Order re Amendment to PI Order--Cure Forms are to be returned by 2:00pm July 30, 2020
|01/15/2021: Order/Ruling, As the parties reached a settlement, the court dismissed the case.
|01/23/2021: Other, The parties reached an agreement on the distribution of attorney fees incurred litigating the earlier preliminary injunction and settled the case.