Resource: Lewis v. Hughs

By: Election Law at Moritz

June 26, 2020

Moritz College of Law

The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the following provisions in the context of the current crisis: (1) the requirement that voters pay for the postage to return their early voting ballots by mail (2) the requirement that returned ballots be postmarked no later than 7:00 p.m. on election day and received by the county at the address designated on the ballot carrier envelope no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day after the election to be counted (3) the requirement that voters must submit two handwriting samples that “match”—a standard determined by election officials— in order to have their early voting ballots counted, and (4) the criminalization of a person assisting a voter in returning a marked mail ballot.