THURSDAY: Arguments in Lawsuit Challenging Alaska Witness Requirement for Absentee Ballots
Dial-In Available to Listen to the Remote Arguments
For Immediate Release: Sept. 29, 2020
Contact: Megan Edge, ACLU of Alaska, 907-980-5630, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National 347-514-3984, email@example.com
Mauda Moran, Native American Rights Fund, 720-647-9703, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Weiner, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 443-694-1028, email@example.com
The Anchorage Superior Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging an absentee ballot witness requirement that forces some Alaskans to choose between their health and their vote.
The lawsuit, Arctic Village Council v. Meyer, seeks to waive a provision of state law for the November general election that requires voters who submit a mail-in absentee ballot to have a witness sign their ballot return envelope even in the midst of a highly contagious and deadly pandemic.
HOW TO LISTEN TO THE ARGUMENTS:
Because of safety precautions taken by the court to mitigate COVID-19 risks, arguments will take place telephonically.
American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska 1057 West Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503