Absentee ballot lawsuit will not be heard before election
October 1, 2020
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal appeals court will not hear an Alaska absentee ballot lawsuit before the Nov. 3 general election.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request Tuesday for an emergency order ahead of the election.
The decision likely eliminates the possibility a judge will require the state to send absentee ballot request forms to all voters before November, which was the goal of the lawsuit by the Disability Law Center of Alaska and other plaintiffs.
Alaska voters must request absentee ballots to vote by mail. The state provides an online application form.
The state s...