State of Montana

Montana Voter Suppression Bills (MDP)

Montana Democratic Party v. Jacobsen

Lawsuit brought by the Montana Democratic Party challenging the passage of three voter suppression bills: Senate Bill 176 eliminates Election Day voter registration; Senate Bill 169 narrows eligible voter IDs, particularly limiting the use of student IDs; and House Bill 530 bans certain types of ballot assistance. The case claims that the bills violate the Montana Constitution and asks the court to preliminarily and permanently stop the Secretary of State from enforcing the bills. Two other cases were consolidated with this one: Western Native Voice v. Jacobsen and Montana Youth Action v. Jacobsen.

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