On April 29, 2024, ACLU-PA, Public Interest Law Center, and the law firm Dechert LLP sued Butler County on behalf of two voters whose provisional ballots were rejected by the board of elections in the 2024 Pennsylvania primary election. The voters voted provisionally because they were notified that their mail ballots were missing the inner secrecy envelope.

The county allowed voters with other errors, such as a missing signature or handwritten date on the return envelope, to cure their mistakes and submit corrected mail ballot envelopes. The county denied the same opportunity for voters who forgot the secrecy envelope.


Witold Walczak, Marian K. Schneider, and Kate Steiker-Ginzberg of the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Ben Geffen and Mimi McKenzie of Public Interest Law Center

Date filed

April 29, 2024


Butler County Court of Common Pleas