Given the COVID-19 outbreak, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Missouri, and Missouri Voter Protection Coalition filed a lawsuit today seeking to make absentee mail-in balloting available to all eligible voters in Missouri. 

The case was filed on behalf of the NAACP of Missouri, the League of Women Voters of Missouri, and several individuals.

Requiring voters to be physically present at their traditional polling places during the COVID-19 pandemic — where they will be congregating and waiting in line with others in order to vote — is contrary to the advice of public health experts and puts people’s health at risk.

Attorney(s)

ANTHONY E. ROTHERT, JESSIE STEFFAN, KAYLA DELOACH, GILLIAN R. WILCOX, DENISE D. LIEBERMAN

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

ACLU of Missouri, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, American Civil Liberties Union

Date filed

April 17, 2020

Court

Cole County Circuit Court

Status

Filed