Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

Gwinnett County must provide Spanish-language ballots

Gwinnett County’s growing Latino population means the county must provide Spanish-language ballots in future elections . . .

Tags: Gwinnett County , Spanish lanuage ballots , Voting Rights Act

Political Notes – Kodak plans Columbus expansion

Eastman Kodak announces a business expansion in Columbus; Georgia politicians find presidential candidates to endorse . . .

Tags: Georgia Republican Party , Kodak , presidential endorsements , Southern Co. , Voting Rights Act

Political Notes — Latino voter growth continues to surge

The number of Latino voters in Georgia is now nearing the 200,000 level . . .

Tags: GALEO , Georgia 400 , Georgia electorate , Keith Golden , Latino voters , league of women voters , Sam Olens , SRTA , toll booths , Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court kills key section of Voting Rights Act

The Republican-appointed justices vote to kill Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which required Georgia and other Southern states to get Justice Department clearance of voting law changes . . .

Tags: Fulton County Commission , Justice Department pre-clearance , Section 4 , Voting Rights Act

DOJ delays July elections for Macon-Bibb government

Justice Department delays plans to hold July 16 elections for the consolidated Macon-Bibb County government . . .

Tags: Justice Department , Macon-Bibb elections , Voting Rights Act

Deal: New cities didn’t violate voting rights act

State attorneys representing Gov. Nathan Deal challenge a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the charters of several new cities in Fulton and DeKalb counties . . .

Tags: city charters , DeKalb County , Fulton County , Joseph Lowery , Legislative Black Caucus , Nathan Deal , new municipalities , U.S. District Court , Voting Rights Act

Political Notes – DOJ challenges Texas’ redistricting plan

The Department of Justice challenges redistricting plans adopted in Texas because they diminish the voting strength of the state’s Latino population; could a similar challenge be in store for Georgia’s plans? . . .

Tags: appointments , Department of Justice , Georgia , Nathan Deal , redistricting plans , Texas , Voting Rights Act , water wars

Deal signs congressional redistricting plan

Gov. Nathan Deal has now signed off on the congressional redistricting map as well as the legislative plans; the next step for the state will be to ask for a Voting Rights Act review . . .

Tags: congressional redistricting plan , Nathan Deal , preclearance , Voting Rights Act

Redistricting session ends, now the difficult part begins

Getting the votes to pass redistricting plans was the easy part; the tricky part will be getting signoff at the federal level . . .

Tags: Ed Lindsey , federal review , Jason Carter , Mitch Seabaugh , redistricting plans , Roger Lane , Stacey Abrams , Voting Rights Act

DOJ gives clearance for voter verification procedures

The Department of Justice gives Voting Rights Act clearance to Georgia’s program for verifying the citizenship of voters . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , citizenship verification , federal pre-clearance , voter verification , Voting Rights Act