Case: American Federation of Teachers v. Gardner

20-cv-00570 | New Hampshire state trial court

Filed Date: 2020

Case Ongoing

Clearinghouse coding in progress

Case Summary

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker. According to their summary as of October 7, 2020, New Hampshire has traditionally been an in-person registration and voting state, with 90% of the electorate voting in person in the 2016 and 2018 elections. Plaintiffs contend that the absentee registration request process is unduly cumbersome and would lead to disenfranchisement of New Hampshire citizens …

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker.

According to their summary as of October 7, 2020,

New Hampshire has traditionally been an in-person registration and voting state, with 90% of the electorate voting in person in the 2016 and 2018 elections. Plaintiffs contend that the absentee registration request process is unduly cumbersome and would lead to disenfranchisement of New Hampshire citizens who are navigating the absentee registration and voting process for the first time. In particular, Plaintiffs challenge New Hampshire’s witness requirement, documentation requirement, and Election Day receipt deadline. Additionally, Plaintiffs also challenge the postage requirement, citing excessive burden and costs. Plaintiffs request that court find these rules and requirements to be in violation of the New Hampshire Constitution and to enjoin the state from enforcing these requirements.

People


Judge(s)

Delker, N. William (New Hampshire)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Callais, Amanda R. (District of Columbia)

Conley, William Martin (Wisconsin)

Dutton, Steven J (New Hampshire)

Elias, Marc Erik (District of Columbia)

Holloway, Tre A. (District of Columbia)

Spiva, Bruce V. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Galdieri, Anthony (New Hampshire)

Garland, Samuel R. V. (New Hampshire)

Will, Daniel E. (New Hampshire)

Judge(s)

Delker, N. William (New Hampshire)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Callais, Amanda R. (District of Columbia)

Conley, William Martin (Wisconsin)

Dutton, Steven J (New Hampshire)

Elias, Marc Erik (District of Columbia)

Holloway, Tre A. (District of Columbia)

Spiva, Bruce V. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Galdieri, Anthony (New Hampshire)

Garland, Samuel R. V. (New Hampshire)

Will, Daniel E. (New Hampshire)

Other Attorney(s)

Lehmann, Richard J. (New Hampshire)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

New Hampshire state appellate court

Aug. 11, 2020 Complaint

Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Aug. 31, 2020 Complaint

Order

Oct. 2, 2020 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

American Fed. of Teachers v. Gardner

Healthy Elections Project

New Hampshire has traditionally been an in-person registration and voting state, with 90% of the electorate voting in person in the 2016 and 2018 elections. Plaintiffs contend that the absentee regis… Oct. 7, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=197

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: New Hampshire

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes