Alaska Center Education Fund v. Fenumiai

3AN-20-08354 CI | Closed

This lawsuit was filed in response to the high numbers of 2020 general election mail-in ballots delivered through the U.S. Postal Service in Alaska. Plaintiffs alleged in their complaint that Alaska’s voter signature, identification number, and witness requirements for absentee ballots constituted an undue and “severe” burden on Alaskans’ right to vote. Plaintiffs demanded that state officials allow voters who submitted mail-in ballots with defects under these requirements to cure their ballot’s rejection before the election. Plaintiffs’ request for expedited consideration of their motion for a preliminary injunction was ultimately denied.