Texas Mobile Polling Locations

August 9, 2020

Lawsuit filed on behalf of the Texas Democratic Party, DCCC, DSCC and a Texas college student challenging the constitutionality of a Texas law that limits the ability of county election administrators to provide temporary early voting locations that were used to offer early voting opportunities for groups with limited access to transportation, including students. The complaint alleges that this law violates the First, 14th and 26th Amendments by imposing an unconstitutional burden on the voting rights of students. After the district court denied the Texas Secretary of State’s motion to dismiss based on a defense of sovereign immunity, the Secretary appealed to the Third Circuit. The Third Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of sovereign immunity and remanded the case with instructions to dismiss.