Arizona Nixes Requirement for Spanish Language Voting Materials

Last week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that Arizona allegedly violated the Voting Rights Act based, at least in part, on evidence that Hispanic voters have faced language-based barriers in the electoral process.  The appellate court’s decision should prompt a fresh look at the newly-approved Election Procedures Manual, which for the first timeRead moreRead more

House Subcommittee Holds Arizona Hearing on Election Administration Without Inviting Election Administrators

Today the U.S. House Administration Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing in Phoenix entitled “Voting Rights and Elections Administration in Arizona.”  A recurring topic among the Members of Congress and committee witnesses was the closure of polling places in Arizona following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which invalidated theRead moreRead more