Resource: Whitfield v. Thurston

By: Healthy Elections Project

September 7, 2020

Healthy Elections Project

Plaintiffs are independent candidates for public office in Arkansas seeking access to the Arkansas ballot. They filed suit against the Secretary of State of Arkansas, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against Arkansas prohibiting the enforcement of ballot access provisions setting May 1, 2020 as the deadline for signature collection, coupled with a 90-day petitioning period. They seek relief both for the November General Election, and for all subsequent general elections.