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An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

In 2018, the Commission assessed minority voter access around the country, and evaluated the Department of Justice’s enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) since 2006, in particular after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision. In Shelby County, the Supreme Court held that preclearance provisions of the VRA unconstitutionally determined which jurisdictions needed federal government pre-approval to change voting procedures.

In July 2020, the Commission took in expert testimony, revisit the voting barriers discussed in our 2018 report, and how jurisdictions’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting them.

Event Type
Public Briefing
Event Date and Time
Commission Briefing: Voting Rights, Morning Session, Raleigh, NC 2/2/18
Commission Briefing: Voting Rights, Afternoon Session, Raleigh, NC 2/2/18
Commission Briefing: Voting Rights, Public Comment Session, Raleigh, NC 2/2/18