Voting Rights Policy And Guidance

On September 1, 2021, the Department issued guidance under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, for redistricting and methods of electing government bodies.

On July 28, 2021, the Department issued guidance on post-election audits and the federal election record and preservation requirements of the Civil Rights Act and the anti-intimidation provisions of the federal voting rights laws.

On July 28, 2021, the Department issued guidance on methods of voting and the federal voting rights laws.

The Voting Section has published a series of Questions and Answers to the National Voter Registration Act as aid in understanding the Act’s requirements.

To assist jurisdictions, the Attorney General has issued a set of Procedures for the Administration of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is also published at 28 C.F.R., Part 51.

Some jurisdictions are covered by the language minority provisions of the Voting Rights Act, Sections 4(e) or 203. For those jurisdictions, the information concerning Implementation of the Provisions of the Voting Rights Act Regarding Language Minority Groups may be useful. This is also available at 28 C.F.R., Part 55.

Updated October 29, 2021

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