The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Alabama have joined a lawsuit brought by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program seeking to ensure no eligible Alabama voter is denied the right to vote in the 2020 elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The case was filed on behalf of several Alabama voters who require a safe alternative to voting in-person at a polling place during the COVID-19 pandemic because their health conditions make them higher risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19. The suit is also brought on behalf of advocacy and membership organizations People First of Alabama, Greater Birmingham Ministries, the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, and Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute.

The case, People First of Alabama v. Merrill, was filed in the U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Alabama.