North Carolina COVID-19 Election Relief

August 10, 2020

On behalf of individual voters, and sponsored by the National Redistricting Foundation and Right to Vote Foundation, we sued North Carolina over the State’s vote by mail restrictions. Even though North Carolina permits no-excuse vote by mail as an option, the remaining restrictions compounded with the public health crisis caused by COVID-19 disenfranchises voters. We challenged the lack of prepaid postage, the requirement that two witnesses have to sign the completed mail ballot, the requirement that absentee ballots be received by three days after Election Day, and the inconsistent signature matching process.