END AGE DISCRIMINATION
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO VOTE BY MAIL
We are fighting to end age discrimination in absentee balloting because we’re sick of some states playing partisan games over voting-by-mail. So we have filed a lawsuit against the state of Alaska that could make voting by mail safe and fair for everyone in that state and across the country. The case, called Disability Law Center of Alaska v. Meyer, is now in federal court.
Recently, election officials in Alaska started mailing absentee ballot request forms to every voter over 65 years old. But no voter under 65 received one. If younger voters want to vote absentee, they have to find a way on their own.
This inequality, based solely on age, is exactly what the Twenty-Sixth Amendment forbids. States can’t benefit some voters or burden others based solely upon their age. We want to stop this tactic in Alaska now, so it doesn’t spread to the “lower 48,” as they say there.
LEGAL STATUS & DOCUMENTS
- Hearing date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 1 pm eastern/9 am Alaska time via phone hearing. Dial-in to listen:
888-808-6929; Access Code: 8223146# Press #
- Reply – PLAINTIFFS’ REPLY, AUGUST 10, 2020
- Opposition – DEFENDANTS’ OPPOSITION TO INJUNCTION MOTION, August 3, 2020
- Preliminary Injunction – PLAINTIFFS’ MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED), July 22, 2020
- Amended Complaint – COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, July 22, 2020