Seniors file legal challenge to absentee voting rules


ST. PAUL, Minn. (Star Tribune) — A group of Minnesota seniors is joining their counterparts in at least four other states by legally challenging their state’s absentee voting rules amid the coronavirus outbreak.

A lawsuit filed by the Minnesota Alliance for Retired Americans Educational Fund in Ramsey County District Court seeks to stop the state from requiring a witness signature on their mail-in ballot, as well as a postmark deadline.

The Star Tribune reports the plaintiffs say because they are self-quarantining, seeking a signature from a witness could put them at risk of contracting COVID-19.

The lawsuit follows similar legal actions by Alliance for Retired Americans chapters in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. 

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