University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "American Women v. Missouri"
Date Nov 10, 2020
Author COVID-Related Election Litigation Tracker
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Abstract After the Missouri officials realized the pandemic would affect the November 3 election, they passed a new bill loosening many of its previous requirements, but only for some voters and not others. These plaintiffs challenge five restrictions that either remain after or were imposed by these rule changes: (1) application of the notarization requirement to some voters but not others; (2) the election day receipt requirement; (3) the ban on ballot collection; (4) the "inconsistent and indiscriminate evaluation criteria" used to determine whether a ballot is valid or will be rejected; and (5) a requirement that some absentee voters must return their ballots by mail, while others may return them in person. In addition to challenging all restrictions under the Right of Suffrage and Equal Protection provisions of the Missouri Constitution, the plaintiffs also challenge the Election Day Deadline under the Procedural Due Process Clause of the Missouri Constitution, and the Ballot Collection Ban under the Freedom of Speech Clause of the Missouri Constitution.
Source Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

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