NAACP-LDF Releases Catalog of Voting Law Changes Since Shelby Decision

Washington, DC – Last week the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund released this report detailing state, county, and local voting changes proposed or implemented,  during the past three years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder halting the Department of Justice’s preclearance system that operated to preapprove voting changes made by covered states.

  • As the report indicates, a majority of preclearance activity (80%) had been to approve voting changes on the local level.
  • Dramatic reduction in the number of polling places, and widespread purging of voter rolls have been on the rise since Shelby.
  • The report gives a state by state review of voting system changes that have affected minority voters in the past 3yrs.

Categories: Civil Rights, LATEST, Minority Vote Dilution, News, Preclearance, Shelby, Voting Rights Act

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