A new law that prevents certain sex offenders from entering schools also prevents them from voting in-person if their voting place is in a school. Although the absentee ballot voting law has been amended to allow these persons to vote absentee, absentee voting is not a substitute for in-person voting. This 2015 case alleges an infringement on the right to vote. A motion to dismiss by the State has been denied and both parties have moved for summary judgment. A decision on the parties’ cross-motions is pending.
Valenti v. Secretary of State
Jan P. Mensz, Kenneth J. Falk
August 3, 2015
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Indiana, Seventh Circuit