Supreme Court Permits Rhode Island to Ease Voting Restrictions

Measure removes witness requirements from absentee ballots. 

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would be rejecting an attempt to block a Rhode Island measure that would ease restrictions on absentee voting. The objection to the rule had been elevated to the high court after lower courts upheld the State’s decision.

The Rhode Island measure removed a requirement of getting a witness for submitting the absentee ballot. “Your health should never be the price of admission to our democracy,” Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea said in a statement. “Making it easier to vote safely from home by removing the burden of obtaining two witnesses or a notary is a common-sense step that will protect Rhode Islanders during this pandemic.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would help the Supreme Court to have wisdom on how to adjudicate the law.
  • For the November election ballots to be fairly cast and accurately counted. 
  • That states would accommodate voters reasonably, within the constitution.

Sources: CNN, AP, SCOTUSblog


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