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In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, CLC’s efforts to expand voter access have taken on renewed urgency as national, state and local voters seek answers on how elections can proceed safely and securely.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is fighting to require states that use signature match policies to examine mail-in or absentee ballots also have “notice and cure” procedures so that voters’ ballots aren’t rejected due to perceived penmanship issues. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this issue has gained...
Members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona lack access to safe early voting options. Yaqui voters must now travel 2-3 hours roundtrip by public bus just to vote at the nearest early voting site. CLC is assisting the Tribe to secure a safe early voting site before this fall's election.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) represents the League of Women Voters of New Jersey (LWVNJ) and the NAACP New Jersey State Conference (NJ NAACP) in defending an emergency election plan that ensures that all active New Jersey registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot.
CLC is challenging Pennsylvania’s policy of rejecting mail-in ballots under an error-prone signature verification process without first informing voters there is a problem with their ballot or giving them an opportunity to fix it and have their vote count.
CLC is challenging New Jersey’s policy of rejecting mail-in ballots under an error-prone signature verification process without first informing voters there is a problem with their ballot or giving them an opportunity to fix it and have their vote count.
CLC is challenging New York’s flawed absentee ballot verification process that, in the 2018 general election, silently rejected nearly 14% of all absentee ballots cast without providing affected voters with notice of or an opportunity to fix ballot defects.
Tennessee enacted a law severely curtailing the ability of civic organizations to conduct voter registration activities. CLC serves as counsel in a case challenging the constitutionality of the law.
CLC filed an amicus brief on behalf of Voters Not Politicians (VNP) in support of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s decision to mail all registered voters absentee ballot applications. Making the process of obtaining absentee ballots simple and straightforward will facilitate safe voting...
Montana has strong transparency requirements for businesses that make political contributions and expenditures while seeking lucrative contracts with state government agencies. CLC is urging the court to uphold these requirements, which advance core First Amendment principles in promoting political...
CLC is suing to suspend enforcement of Minnesota’s law requiring a third-party witness signature for voting by mail. This law threatens Minnesotans’ right to vote safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and imposes irrational restrictions on who can serve as a witness.
CLC is challenging Texas’s strict limitations on who can vote absentee even during the pendency of the COVID-19 crisis, which force voters to choose between jeopardizing their health by voting in person or not voting at all.
CLC is challenging Tennessee’s strict limitations on who can vote absentee, its criminal penalties to deter people from assisting voters to obtain absentee ballots, and the inability for absentee voters to fix their ballots if they are rejected due to a perceived mismatch with their signature on...
CLC is challenging North Dakota’s policy of rejecting absentee ballots because of its error-prone signature verification process without first informing voters there is a problem with their ballot or giving them an opportunity to fix it and have their vote count.
North Dakota’s voter ID law requires that voters’ identification include their current residential street address in order to cast a regular ballot. The use of a residential address requirement negatively impacts the ability of Native Americans living on reservations in North Dakota to exercise...