UPDATE OCT 19, 2020: People First Alabam v. Merrill has moved to the US Supreme Court. LWV of Alabama filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs on October 19, 2020.
ATLANTA, GA - Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision allowing Alabama counties to implement curbside voting. However, the court failed to waive photo ID requirements for in-person voting and witness requirements for absentee ballots. The League of Women Voters of Alabama filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs. Barbara Caddell, the president of the League of Women Voters of Alabama issued this statement in response to the court’s decision:
“The League is glad that the court will allow much-needed curbside voting; however, the decision also brings back unnecessary ID and absentee requirements during an unprecedented and deadly global pandemic. The League of Women Voters of Alabama will continue to support voting rights should this case continue to evolve. Voters’ health and access to the ballot must be prioritized.”
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LWV of Alabama filed an amicus brief in People First of Alabama v. Merrill, which seeks to ease absentee ballot requirements and mandate curbside voting. The case is now pending in the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The League of Women Voters of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to invalidate the state’s recently-passed picture ID requirement for voting.