University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Alaska Ballot Witness Law (Arctic Village Council et al. v Meyer et al.)"
Date Oct 13, 2020
Author Native American Rights Fund
External Link https://www.narf.org/cases/alaska-ballot-witness-law/
Abstract Alaska’s witness signature requirement for casting an absentee ballot is unconstitutional, and immediate injunctive and declaratory relief must be granted, a lawsuit filed on September 8, 2020 against Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer, Director of the Alaska Division of Elections Gail Fenumiai, and the Alaska Division of Elections argued. The lawsuit (Arctic Village Council, et al. v. Meyer) sought to waive a provision of a state law for the upcoming general election that requires voters who submit a mail-in ballot to have a witness sign their ballot return envelope, even in the midst of the highly contagious and deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Source Native American Rights Fund


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case Arctic Village Council v. Meyer (VR-AK-0013)

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