University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Advance N.C. v. North Carolina"
Date Sep 1, 2020
Author The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
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Abstract 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.

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