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Voting Rights Act: Enforcement Needs Strengthening

GGD-78-19 Published: Feb 06, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 06, 1978.
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The 1965 Voting Rights Act was designed to alleviate racial and language discrimination in voting, thereby securing the franchise for U.S. citizens of all races. The act's general provisions apply throughout the United States; special provisions apply in States and localities that meet certain conditions. The 1975 amendments added minority language provisions which apply in some States and localities.

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