Kentucky Lawsuit Seeks Mail-In Option for General Election to Protect Vulnerable Kentuckians

Two Kentucky organizations, the Fair Elections Center and the Kentucky Equal Justice Center, filed suit on behalf of four voters who have health conditions and say that in-person voting would put them at serious risk of contracting COVID-19 during the ongoing public health emergency. The suit seeks to require election officials to apply the same rules to the November 2020 election that were used in the June 2020 primary election, whereby voters were permitted to use mail-in ballots without qualifying conditions for absentee voting.

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