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March 10, 2023, 4:42 PM Can Proceed in Suit Over Georgia Absentee Ballot Rule

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

Georgia election officials failed in their bid to end a lawsuit challenging the state’s absentee ballot request process brought by the country’s largest voter registration organization. had standing to sue state officials to invalidate a law that requires applicants for absentee ballots to sign the application with “pen and ink,” the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia said.

The group, joined by two voter-rights organizations, sufficiently alleged a cause of action under Section 1971 of the Civil Rights Act, the court also said in denying a motion to dismiss on the alternate ground that the plaintiffs ...