Vote-By-Mail Litigation

Context:  COVID-19 has directly or indirectly resulted in over 100 state and federal lawsuits challenging various aspects of election administration. A majority of these cases challenge rules and procedures related to vote by mail. While we are unable to find any case tracker or compilation of solely vote-by-mail related cases, this section points to various third-party compilations and trackers of recent election law litigation, COVID-19 related and otherwise, inclusive of vote-by-mail related cases.

  • “List of COVID-19 Related Election Cases,” Justin Levitt, The Election Law Blog (a list of all pending COVID-19 related election law litigation with short issue tags).  Link
  • List of COVID-19 Related Election Lawsuits, Ballotpedia (a list of lawsuits involving election administration issues in light of the coronavirus outbreak, including, where available, case names and numbers, states of origin, courts of origin, and links to complaints and docket reports are provided).  Link
  • A List of Recent Election Law Cases, Election Law @ Moritz, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (a list of major pending and past election law litigation cases, with basic case information, statement of issue, case status and links to court documents).  Link
  • A List of Recent Election Law Cases, The Brennan Center for Justice (a list of pending election law litigation cases monitored by the Brennan Center for Justice with detailed cases descriptions and links to court documents).  Link
  • A List of Past and Pending Election Law Cases, The ACLU (a list of past and pending election law litigation cases brought or joined by the ACLU, with case descriptions and links to court documents and press releases).  Link