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On June 4, 2020, the Davidson County Chancery Court ordered the State of Tennessee to make absentee voting available to any Tennessee voter "who applies to vote by mail in order to avoid transmission or contraction of COVID-19." The State appealed the order, and the Tennessee Supreme Court assumed jurisdiction of the case. On July 9, 2020, the Campaign Legal Center filed an Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, Memphis Central Labor Council, Memphis A. Philip Randolph Institute, The Equity Alliance, and Free Hearts, arguing that the Court should affirm the lower court's order, and ensure that every Tennessee voter is able to safely vote by mail this Fall.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a stay placed on a lower court's decision in the Florida voting rights restoration case, Jones v. DeSantis.
Complaint filed in the Southern District of New York challenging New York's signature match system.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on July 6, 2020 that states have the authority to require presidential electors to vote for the candidate that wins the popular vote in their state.
Arizonans who served time in an Arizona state prison who are now seeking restoration of their voting rights through a petition to a court should use this document to first request a copy of their certificate of absolute discharge.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted testimony for an oversight hearing conducted by the Council of the District of Columbia following the June 2020 primary which was marred by voting issues. The testimony, submitted by CLC Senior Director, Trial Litigation & Chief of Staff Adav Noti, highlights lessons that DC and other jurisdictions throughout the U.S. should learn from the recent primary. Noti served as a pollworker and precinct captain in his personal capacity. If left unaddressed, issues that arose in this primary could severely disrupt the November 2020 general election.
CLC strongly believes it is time for Congress to act and give the residents of the District the same rights and essential voice in government as the rest of America.
An executive order to restore voting rights will be a tremendous step forward for Iowa and for the rights of returning citizens. In this letter, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) encourages Govenor Reynolds to craft an inclusive order. In particular, we urge her to ensure that Iowans are not denied their voice in our democracy simply because they cannot afford to pay their way into the ballot box.
This manual is a resource for activists and advocates who are helping people with felony convictions vote in Arizona. For more information on felony disenfranchisement, see our online tool RestoreYourVote.
Voting rights and redistricting litigation brought by CLC in response to the election challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Current as of May 2020.
More information about CLC's plan to protect the right to vote and redistricting during the COVID-19 pandemic