Case: Advance N.C. v. North Carolina

20-cv-02965 | North Carolina state trial court

Filed Date: 2020

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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, North Carolina has "no-excuse" absentee voting by mail which requires an application for an absentee ballot. Until 2018, voters could submit completed applications directly or through a third party. Following enactment of SB 683, most third party organizations and individuals were prohibited from assisting vote…

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,

North Carolina has "no-excuse" absentee voting by mail which requires an application for an absentee ballot. Until 2018, voters could submit completed applications directly or through a third party. Following enactment of SB 683, most third party organizations and individuals were prohibited from assisting voters in completing applications, with the exception that assistance may be provided to those who need assistance "due to blindness, disability, or inability to read and write" who do not have "a near relative or legal guardian available to assist." Advance North Carolina filed this suit seeking a declaratory judgement that the law violates the North Carolina Constitution's clauses on freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, equal protection, and free elections. Plaintiffs also seek a preliminary and permanent injunction of the law.


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Craige, Burton (District of Columbia)

Elias, Marc Erik (District of Columbia)

Ghosh, Narendra K. (North Carolina)

Jasrasaria, Jyoti (District of Columbia)

Madduri, Lalitha D. (District of Columbia)

Nkwonta, Uzoma (District of Columbia)

Smith, Paul E. (North Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Craige, Burton (District of Columbia)

Elias, Marc Erik (District of Columbia)

Ghosh, Narendra K. (North Carolina)

Jasrasaria, Jyoti (District of Columbia)

Madduri, Lalitha D. (District of Columbia)

Nkwonta, Uzoma (District of Columbia)

Smith, Paul E. (North Carolina)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Complaint

Advance North Carolina v. The State of North Carolina

March 4, 2020 Complaint

Resources

Title Description External URL

Advance N.C. v. North Carolina

The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

North Carolina has "no-excuse" absentee voting by mail which requires an application for an absentee ballot. Until 2018, voters could submit completed applications directly or through a third party. … Sept. 1, 2020 https://healthyelections-case-tracker.stanford.edu/detail?id=72

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: North Carolina

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020