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Standing Committee on Election Law

A bipartisan committee of election law experts working to ensure smooth, secure, and equitable election administration at the federal, state, and local level.

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Election Law Policies

The American Bar Association is constantly working to enhance the integrity and public perception of the electoral process and toward that end, has adopted the following policies.

Current Litigation

The Standing Committee on Election Law is pleased to provide you with a list of the recent cases litigating election procedures for the 2022 election and beyond.

Letter from the President on S. 4573

On November 29, 2022, ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross sent a letter to Senate leadership urging passage of S. 4573, the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, which seeks to update procedures for the counting and certification of electoral votes for the presidency under the Electoral Count Act (ECA) of 1887.

The Struggle for Native American Voting Rights: From 1924 to 2024

100 years ago, the Indian Citizenship declared that “all non-citizen Indians born within the territorial limits of the United States be, and they are hereby, declared to be citizens of the United States.” But this sweeping declaration did not define the nature of that citizenship or indigenous communities relationship to it, especially regarding one of the fundamental rights a citizen possesses – the right to vote. Tribes would have to continue to fight for decades after the ICA’s passage to obtain that right, and even now face unique burdens on exercising the franchise. This joint program from the Standing Committee on Election Law and the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, conducted at the 2024 NLADA/ABA Equal Justice Conference in Detroit, Michigan, discusses the fight for voting rights from the ICA (and before it) to the Voting Rights Act, the present day barriers members of indigenous communities face in voting, and the state of litigation and legislative efforts to alleviate those barriers.

Video: A Deeper Dive - On the Sidelines or Taking Sides

Standing Committee on Election Law Chair Jason Kaune joined Maritza T. Adonis and Bruce F. Freed to delve into the new pressures on corporations to engage with social movements and environmental, social, and governance criteria, extending the discussion of a CLE program at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2022 Hybrid Annual Meeting.

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Featured Publication

Guide to U.S. Presidential Elections

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About the Standing Committee on Election Law

Developing and examining ways to improve the Federal electoral process in order to permit the broadest, least restrictive access by Americans to the ballot box since 1973.