Who enforces the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

The U.S. Department of Justice can sue in federal court in order to enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965, if it believes that a certain jurisdiction’s voting practices are racially discriminatory. 

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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