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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) 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 urges the President to give the Census Bureau the time it needs to complete a fair and accurate count, and the use of total population rather than citizen population for reapportionment and redistricting.
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.
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...
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 North Dakota’s onerous requirements to get North Dakota Voters First’s (NDVF) proposed constitutional amendment before voters. NDVF, CLC’s client, is seeking to implement impartial legislative redistricting and instant runoff voting in North Dakota.
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.
Yakima County uses a voting system that consistently prevents its Latino residents from electing their preferred candidates to the County Commission. CLC notified the County Commission that this system violates the Washington Voting Rights Act, and called on the commission to adopt ranked-choice...
Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to create an independent redistricting commission to redraw the state’s voting districts. Two groups of plaintiffs sued to block its implementation. CLC serves as co-counsel for the Defendant Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan, citizen-led...
CLC filed suit against the U.S. Census Bureau under the Freedom of Information Act, seeking access to documents about the Bureau’s efforts to use state driver-license records to help estimate how many adult U.S. citizens live on each census block in the nation.
CLC filed an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case concerning the mandatory partisan balancing of Delaware’s state courts. The court’s decision could have ramifications for partisan-balance requirements in a wide variety of other federal and state government entities, including those responsible for...
Campaign Legal Center is working to restore voting rights to people with past convictions in Alabama by providing direct rights restoration services, empowering community leaders to understand rights restoration laws in the state, and breaking down the false notion that a felony conviction always...