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Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy.  ACLU-TN works to ensure that all eligible voters have an opportunity to cast a ballot that will be counted; to make voting as easy and accessible as possible; and to make sure that all votes are counted equally.  Highlights of our voting rights work include defending ballot secrecy, educating the public about voting rights, challenging barriers preventing people with prior felony convictions from restoring their right to vote, and combatting burdensome photo ID and other restrictive laws.

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11 06, 2020

Court Rules State in Violation of Order Requiring Absentee Ballots for All Eligible Voters in 2020

2020-06-11T15:50:49-05:00 June 11th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A Tennessee judge has ordered the state to comply with a June 4 ruling that required it to make absentee voting available to every eligible voter for all elections in 2020 due to COVID-19.

4 06, 2020

Court Rules Tennessee Must Provide Absentee Ballots to Every Eligible Voter For All Elections in 2020 Due to COVID-19

2020-06-04T20:30:53-05:00 June 4th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

In a victory for voting rights, a court has ruled Tennessee must make absentee voting available to every eligible voter for all elections in 2020.

15 05, 2020

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Block Requirement That Puts Voters at Risk During COVID-19

2020-05-15T16:38:36-05:00 May 15th, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

The ACLU, ACLU-TN and Dechert LLP filed a lawsuit today seeking to make absentee voting available to all eligible Tennessee voters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 04, 2020

Tennessee Removes Anti-Voter Registration Provisions Following Federal Legal Challenge

2020-04-02T15:12:53-05:00 April 2nd, 2020|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A federal court has blocked Tennessee's new voter suppression law while our lawsuit proceeds.

19 03, 2020

We’re Still Here for You: ACLU-TN & Civil Liberties During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-03-19T17:46:09-05:00 March 19th, 2020|Categories: General News|

A letter to our supporters regarding ACLU-TN's commitment to protect civil liberties and safeguard against government abuses during this critical time.