Corona, et al v. Cegavske

No. 20 OC 00064 1B | Closed

This complaint was initiated prior to the June primary election in order to relax the laws around mail-in ballots, ballot collection, and signature matching.

Plaintiffs were the Nevada State Democratic Party, the DNC, and the DCCC.  They challenged the constitutionality of two features in Nevada election law during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They claimed that the Voter Assistance Ban (also known as “ballot harvesting”) and Ballot Rejection Rules “violate the right of suffrage guaranteed by Article II, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution and unduly burden the right to vote protected by the due process clauses of the Nevada and U.S. Constitutions.”

The case was dismissed because the Nevada state legislature amended the existing law to address 100% of the remedies sought.  Among other measures, the new law amended the Voter Assistance Ban to allow for 3rd party collection of mail ballots and changed the Ballot Rejection Rules to provide clearer standards and more opportunities to cure faulty ballots.

This was signed into law by Governor Sisolak on August 4, 2020.  It is known as Assembly Bill No. 4 (AB4) and is the subject of much of the Nevada election litigation.

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Filing Date

04/16/2020

Original Court

US District Court

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