In the summer before the 2020 Presidential Election, the Maricopa County Recorder included a new instruction advising mail-in voters who make a mistake on their ballot to simply draw a line through their mistake rather than discarding the ballot and obtaining a new one, as was required previously. Plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction requiring the County to produce new instruction sheets without the questionable instruction. The Maricopa County Superior Court denied Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction. The Arizona Supreme Court ultimately ruled that the Maricopa County Defendant was not authorized to instruct voters to correct their ballots by striking out their prior selections.
Arizona Public Integrity Alliance v. Fontes
T-20-0003-CV | Closed