Tommy Ray Mays II and Quinton Nelson Sr. v. Jon Husted

Tommy Ray Mays II and Quinton Nelson Sr. v. Jon Husted

November 6, 2018

Demos, the Campaign Legal Center, and MacArthur Justice Center are filing suit in this case for the following reasons:

  1. Ohio systematically disenfranchises eligible voters who are arrested after the absentee ballot request deadline and detained through Election Day by refusing to provide these eligible voters with access to the ballot—access that it can and does provide voters unable to vote in person by reason of unforeseen hospitalization.
  2. Depriving these individuals of their fundamental right to vote violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
  3. Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, bring this action for declaratory and injunctive relief, including immediate injunctive relief in time for the November 6, 2018, general election, pursuant to Rules 23, 57, and 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1343(a), 2201, and 2202; and 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

    Case Documents

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division