Federal court allows absentee voting by mail for new voters

Campaign Legal Center and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law challenged Tennessee’s law this year, calling it unconstitutional during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an important victory for Tennessee voters wishing to participate in the 2020 election that don’t want to have to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote,” said Danielle Lang, co-director of voting rights and redistricting for the Campaign Legal Center. “Especially during an election held during a pandemic, it is important that anybody be able to vote by absentee and mail ballot to encourage participation.”

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