Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

The case challenges Missouri’s voting aid bans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)-A federal lawsuit has challenged a decade-old Missouri law that limits the extent to which volunteers can provide ballot-booth assistance to people with disabilities or cannot read or write.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday points to a 1977 Missouri law that says people can only provide assistance to vote for one person per election unless they are election judges or family members.

The lawsuit argues that it violates the Federal Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit is the most recent of several cases challenging election procedures across the country.

A similar case is pending against an Arkansas lawmaker.

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