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Voting Rights Litigation Tracker 2021

As state legislatures enact policies to make it harder to vote, court battles loom.

Last Updated: August 2, 2021
Published: May 24, 2021
Texas state capitol in Austin, Texas
Texas state capitol in Austin, Texas (Bo Zaunders/Getty)

A record number of voting-related lawsuits were filed in 2020, many of them related to Covid-19’s impact on elections. Many of these suits remain pending in 2021, while new lawsuits continue to be filed. This tracker seeks to aggregate all active litigation in state and federal courts pertaining to voters’ ability to cast their ballots and have them counted in 2021 and beyond. This list does not include cases pertaining to candidacy issues, ballot initiatives, or redistricting.

To date, we are tracking 40 lawsuits in sixteen states plus D.C. So far in 2021, at least 31 voting cases have been filed in eleven states, and Georgia leads the way with nine new lawsuits in 2021. We are also tracking an additional nine lawsuits in seven states and D.C. that were filed prior to 2021 but remain active and bear on voting access going forward.

Click the states below to view litigation. Click each case to expand and view details. Use the search tool to find keywords within all of the cases.

  • Alabama

    Alabama

  • Alaska

    Alaska

  • Arizona

    Arizona

  • Arkansas

    Arkansas

  • California

    California

  • Colorado

    Colorado

  • Connecticut

    Connecticut

  • Delaware

    Delaware

  • District of Columbia

    District of Columbia

  • Florida

    Florida

  • Georgia

    Georgia

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii

  • Idaho

    Idaho

  • Illinois

    Illinois

  • Indiana

    Indiana

  • Iowa

    Iowa

  • Kansas

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  • Kentucky

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  • Louisiana

    Louisiana

  • Maine

    Maine

  • Maryland

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  • Massachusetts

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  • Michigan

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  • Minnesota

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  • Mississippi

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  • Missouri

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  • Montana

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  • Nebraska

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  • Nevada

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  • New Hampshire

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  • New Jersey

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  • New Mexico

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  • New York

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  • North Carolina

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  • North Dakota

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  • Ohio

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  • Oklahoma

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  • Oregon

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  • Pennsylvania

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  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island

  • South Carolina

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  • South Dakota

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  • Tennessee

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  • Texas

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  • Utah

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  • Vermont

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  • Virginia

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  • Washington

    Washington

  • West Virginia

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  • Wisconsin

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  • Wyoming

    Wyoming