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Voting Rights Act

Voting booths stand at the ready as students return to school on November 5, 2012 in the East Village. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Decision On Voting Rights Act Greatly Impacts New York City

Changes in New York election law will no longer have to be pre-cleared by the Department of Justice. That’s the effect of the high court’s ruling that struck down a part of the Voting Rights Act that since 1965 has protected minority voters.

06/25/2013

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

Voting machine - Port Chester, NY - File / Photo: Village of Port Chester

Port Chester Appeals Federal Voting Rights Ruling

The Port Chester board of trustees voted 4-2 Tuesday night to hire a law firm to appeal a finding that local elections were unfair to Hispanics.

02/24/2011