R.I. ends witness, notary requirements for vote by mail in 2020 election

The ACLU, Campaign Legal Center, and the law firm Fried Frank had filed the lawsuit on behalf of Common Cause Rhode Island and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island. The groups said the requirement placed an unnecessary burden on voters, who because of COVID-19, may have difficulty accessing the polls due to preexisting conditions or  have vulnerable family members at home. 

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