Deal ensures fewer absentee ballots will get tossed in New York Albany Times Union // Edward McKinley

Albany Union Times

The lawsuit that led to the settlement was brought by the Campaign Legal Center on behalf of the League of Women Voters and a woman named Carmelina Palmer. Palmer has a health condition that causes her hands to shake, and she said the condition made it likely that her ballot would be thrown out because the signatures may not match through no fault of her own. “The settlement of this lawsuit combined with legislative action will give voters clarity and confidence heading into the fall,” Danielle Lang, a co-director at the Campaign Legal Center, said in a statement. “This is the result of a collaborative process with the state where elections officials recognized the staggering problem of ballot rejections and came to the table to identify solutions," she added. "We all agree that eligible voters should not lose their constitutional rights over technical issues.”

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