Supreme Court Blocks Expanded Vote By Mail In Alabama
SUPREME COURT TEMPORARILY BLOCKS COURT ORDER THAT CLEARED THE WAY FOR EXPANDED VOTE BY MAIL IN ALABAMA DUE TO COVID-19
(CNN) – Alabama voters will have to jump through a few more hoops to cast absentee ballots next election.
That’s the result of a US Supreme Court ruling out Thursday night.
Alabama requires absentee voters to submit a copy of their ID.
They also have to provide a voter affidavit that has two witness signatures or notarization.
In light of COVID-19, a lower court blocked those requirements in three counties.
But, the US Supreme Court is allowing the requirements to remain in place for Alabama’s July 14th Senate runoff.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs say they’ll try other legal options ahead of the general election.
Alabama’s Attorney General argues the absentee voting requirements prevent fraud.