Bloomberg Law
Oct. 2, 2020, 1:35 PM

Ballot Harvesting in Arizona Gets Supreme Court Review

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a defunct Arizona law prohibiting the collection of another person’s ballot.

The justices agreed on Oct. 2 to review a challenge the so-called “ballot harvesting” law rejected in January by a lower court as biased.

The full, or en banc, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the law discriminated against Native American, Hispanic, and African American voters, who use third-party ballot collection far more than white ones.

The Ninth Circuit also reached the same conclusion about a law that allowed election officials to reject ballots cast in the wrong precinct, even ...