Carey v Wisconsin Election Commission

Overview: 

On August 18, 2022, the Justice Department filed a Statement of Interest in Carey, et al. v. Wisconsin Election Commission, et al., Case No. 3:22-cv-0402 clarifying the obligation to provide assistance to voters with disabilities under Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act and Title II of the ADA.  In their motion for preliminary injunction, Plaintiffs argue that Wisconsin law violates Section 208 by barring the assistance they need to return their absentee ballots to be counted and that the ADA requires Wisconsin to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability.  
 

Case Name: 
Carey v Wisconsin Election Commission
Tags: 
Voting
polling places
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section
Updated August 25, 2022