LWVGP News

July 14, 2020

This is the lawsuit asking to have the deadline changed from 8 p.m. on election day to accepting the postmark of election day for absentee ballots

League of Women Voters of Michigan will appeal absentee voting lawsuit decision

Appeal will urge Michigan Supreme Court to enforce rules voters overwhelmingly approved with Proposal 3

Lansing, Mich. – The League of Women Voters of Michigan today announced it will appeal the Court of Appeals decision in its lawsuit to remove unconstitutional barriers to absentee voting rights created by Proposal 3. 

The Michigan Court of Appeals today ruled 2-1 against the League in the lawsuit it filed against the Secretary of State in May.

“The League is extremely disappointed by the Court of Appeals which failed to correct unconstitutional barriers to absentee voting that Michigan voters approved in 2018,” said Christina Schlitt, president of the League of Women Voters of Michigan. “We will appeal the Court’s decision to prevent the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters ahead of the August primary and tens of thousands of voters in the November general election, and to ensure voting is accessible and convenient for every registered voter in Michigan.”

June 21, 2020 

Mail-in balloting ensures voting access for all —  letter from LWVMI President Christina Schlitt, Detroit News, June 21, 2020.