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New Barriers to Voting

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated many of the historical barriers to voting by giving the  federal government the power to oversee new voting laws and remove discriminatory practices within states that were identified as having past discriminatory practices.

However, there are still many ways of making voting more difficult for marginalized citizens which are now being introduced in several states as a result of the 2013 Supreme Court decision, Shelby v. Holder.

Polling Place Lines

Polling Place Lines, 2012

Modern Practices that Compromise Voting

There are many barriers to voting that continue to persist, and others that have grown in recent times. Follow the links below to learn more: