Chen fights Milgram on voter assistance directive

Public Advocate Ronald Chen has filed a brief in state appeals court case challenging Attorney General Anne Milgram’s directive limiting the ability of nonpartisan groups to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. The directive stops the distribution of printed information within 100 feet of the entrance to polling places on Election Day – the only exception is for exit polling, permitted if pollsters register with election officials at least two weeks before the election.

The brief states that “at a minimum, proposals to regulate this kind of civil rights work require the kind of thorough vetting that only the formal rulemaking process can provide, but which was missing here.”

Chen fights Milgram on voter assistance directive