1992 and 2006 Voting Rights Act Amendments

1992 Amendments

The Voting Rights Language Assistance Act of 1992 [ext link] maintained language assistance for selected language minority populations. It also offered coverage for jurisdictions with significant populations (including Latinxs, Asian Americans and American Indians) who had not yet been offered language assistance under federal mandate.

2006 Amendments

Congress honored voting rights pioneers when renewing the special provisions of the Act in 2006 in the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Cesar E. Chavez, Barbara Jordan, William Velazquez and Dr. Hector Garcia Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act.

The 2006 reauthorization extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years, including the prohibition against the use of tests or devices to deny the right to vote and the requirement for certain states and local governments to provide voting materials in multiple languages.