SCOTUS Upholds Decision Waiving Rhode Island Mail Ballot Requirements during COVID-19

SCOTUS Upholds Decision Waiving Rhode Island Mail Ballot Requirements during COVID-19

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

League of Women Voters of the US (LWVUS)

HIGH COURT AFFIRMS RULING ELIMINATING WITNESS/NOTARY REQUIREMENT FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of two lower courts to waive the two-witness and notary requirement for absentee ballots in Rhode Island for 2020 elections. The case was brought by the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, Common Cause Rhode Island, and individual Rhode Island voters with significant risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.

CONTACT: Kayla Vix | 202-809-9668 | kvix [at] lwv.org

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