Golden Gate University Law Review


In Burdick v. Takushi, the Supreme Court held that Hawaii's ban on write-in voting, when taken as part of the State's comprehensive election scheme, does not violate an individual's constitutional rights to freedom of expression or freedom of association as they pertain to voting rights. This Note gives an overview of the case law as it pertains to voting rights and its relationship to the First Amendment, and analyzes the Supreme Court's application of that law to the specific facts in Burdick.