Does the U.S. Justice Department enforce any other federal voting laws?

Yes. The U.S. Justice Department is responsible for enforcing federal voting laws other than the Voting Rights of Act of 1965. For instance, the Justice Department enforces the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which requires states to make voter registration services available at different government agencies, such as public assistance offices and driver’s license branches. The Justice Department is also responsible for the enforcement of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986, which protects the voting rights of military personnel and other U.S. citizens living overseas, as well as the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984, which requires polling places to be accessible for these categories of voters.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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