ACLU of Georgia

Georgia Muslim Voter Project v. Kemp

On behalf of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit demanding that the Secretary of State and all county registrars provide due process for Georgia voters whose absentee ballots or applications were thrown out due to an alleged mismatch of signatures.

As the lawsuit explains, “[a] person’s signature … may vary for a variety of reasons, both intentional and unintentional. Unintentional factors include age, physical and mental condition, disability, medication, stress, accidents, and inherent differences in a person’s neuromuscular coordination and stance. Variants are more prevalent in people who are older, disabled, or who speak English as a second language.”

Specifically, the lawsuit asks the court to require elections officials to provide absentee voters the opportunity to confirm their identity or otherwise resolve the alleged discrepancy.

 
 

CASE DETAILS

Status:

WON

Date filed
October 16, 2018

Plaintiffs

  • Georgia Muslim Voter Project

  • Asian-Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Counsel

  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

  • American Civil Liberties Union