The plaintiffs requested that the court extend Arizona's registration deadline by three weeks due to challenges from COVID-19. LWV of Arizona filed an amicus brief in support of the registration deadline extension.
Arizona law requires that a resident must register to vote no later than 29 days before an election. The voter registration deadline for the November 2020 election was October 5, 2020. Because of COVID-19, Mi Familia Vota requested that the court extend the registration deadline to October 27, 2020. The LWV of Arizona filed an amicus brief in the case supporting the plaintiffs.
The District Court granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, extending voter registration until October 27, 2020. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court stayed the District Court decision, effectively ending voter registration on October 16, 2020.
The League was represented by Girard Sharp LLP.
The Plaintiffs' Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction are filed
An initial complaint is filed by the plaintiffs as well as a motion for a Preliminary Injunction.
The District Court grants the Motion for a Preliminary Injunction
The plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction is granted. The District Court orders the state to continue accepting voter registration applications received by October 23, 2020.
Republican Committee files appeal and Motion to Stay District Court Order
LWV of Arizona files amicus brief
League of Women Voters of Arizona, along with the Phoenix Indian Center file an amicus brief in opposition of the stay.
The Ninth Circuit Court issues its ruling
The Ninth Circuit stays the district court order and extends voter registration through October 16, 2020.