“League of Women Voters of Alabama Sues Election Officials to Protect Voting Rights During COVID-19 Crisis”


Today the League of Women Voters of Alabama (LWVAL) filed a lawsuit in State Court against Secretary of State John Merrill, Governor Kay Ivey, and Montgomery County election officials to protect the rights of Alabama voters to safely cast their ballots during the pandemic. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that registers and educates voters and works to improve public policy.

The suit, filed in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Alabama, seeks to prevent Alabama voters from being forced to choose between exercising their right to vote and protecting themselves and their families from the deadly coronavirus. It does not ask the state court to make permanent changes in Alabama’s election laws.  It asks only that State election officials be ordered to exercise their emergency powers to authorize local election officials to relax restrictions on both absentee ballots and in-person voting during the pandemic. The LWVAL is joined by individual Alabama voters — including election workers — in its lawsuit….

Read the full complaint here

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