League of Women Voters of Tennessee v. Tre Hargett: NVRA Notice Letter

On May 9, 2019, CLC, along with its co-counsel in League of Women Voters of Tennessee v. Hargett, sent a letter to Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins informing them that the state’s new voter registration law, known as House Bill 1079-Senate Bill 971, violates the National Voter Registration Act (“NVRA”). The letter provides formal notice of the ways in which the law imposes unjustified restrictions on community-based voter registration, in violation of the NVRA. As the letter explains, the state law’s voter registration restrictions conflict with and are therefore preempted by the NVRA.