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League Files Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction Against EAC

The League filed a Temporary Restratining order (TRO) and injunction enjoining the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and Executive Director Brian Newby from enforcing the decision granting state requests to amend the national uniform mail-in voter registration form to require documentary proof of citizenship.

In LWV v. EAC, the League of Women Voters of the U.S., joined by the Alabama, Georgia and Kansas Leagues, filed suit in federal district court to stop the recent illegal action by the Executive Director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) that allows these states to restrict voter registration. The Executive Director, Brian Newby, recently unilaterally approved requests from Alabama, Georgia and Kansas to require documentary proof of citizenship when an applicant uses the federal mail voter registration application form. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires the full commission itself to vote on any changes, but Mr. Newby ignored that obligation.    For additional background and information please see the League's press release regarding the lawsuit.