Elections and Voting
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The Citizens Policy Foundation will fight for voting rights year-round, and we will make voter protection an integral part of our work. We are making progress, but we won’t stop working to promote a system of elections that is accessible, open, and fair—one that ensures that every vote lawfully cast is counted.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the coverage formula used for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which required jurisdictions with significant histories of voter discrimination to “pre-clear” any new voting practices or procedures, i.e., get federal approval from the Department of Justice, and show that they do not have a discriminatory purpose or effect. In 2013, the Supreme Court crippled one of the most effective protections for the right to vote — the Voting Rights Act — a historic law passed in 1965 to curb race-based voter discrimination and guarantee all Americans the equal right to vote. We need to fight to get Congress to pass the bipartisan Voting Rights Advancement Act.