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Supreme Court declines to hear Indiana vote-by-mail limits case

Voting methods vary by state, mail-in voting increasing
Posted at 6:57 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 18:57:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging Indiana’s vote-by-mail restrictions, a rebuff that means a federal court will decide the future of absentee voting in the state.

The high court's decision Monday follows a federal appeals court’s ruling rejecting a lawsuit that aimed to make mail-in ballots available to all Indiana voters last November due to the pandemic.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the case will now return to a federal judge in Indianapolis.

Plaintiffs argued that Indiana’s age restriction for absentee voters infringes upon the constitutional right to participate in the polls.