Case: Bertin v. Galvin

20-00520 | Massachusetts 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 09/01/2020,

Massachusetts residents and voting rights groups entered petition for writ of mandamus against Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin to force his office to comply with a new law requiring the secretary to send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters in the state by July 15 2020, as provided for by recent Massachussets pandemic voting bill. Secretary Galvin announced the mailing wouldn't happen because his office didn't have the $3 million to $5 million in postage needed to mail the applications and pay for their return to the state's 352 cities and towns. That said, the secretary's office said they are ready to send them when they get the money.


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hall, Sophia L. (Massachusetts)

Jones, Robert G. (Massachusetts)

Maslow-Armand, Laura (Massachusetts)

Roath, Patrick (Massachusetts)

Sellstrom, Oren M (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hall, Sophia L. (Massachusetts)

Jones, Robert G. (Massachusetts)

Maslow-Armand, Laura (Massachusetts)

Roath, Patrick (Massachusetts)

Sellstrom, Oren M (Massachusetts)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Emergency Petition for Relief in the Nature of Mandamus Pursuant to G. L. C. 249, § 5

Massachusetts state supreme court

July 13, 2020 Complaint

Resources

Title Description External URL

Bertin v. Galvin

Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

Massachusetts residents and voting rights groups entered petition for writ of mandamus against Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin to force his office to comply with a new law requiring the … Sept. 1, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=183

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Massachusetts

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