Fighting Voter Suppression
Voting rights are under attack nationwide as states pass voter suppression laws. These laws lead to significant burdens for eligible voters trying to exercise their most fundamental constitutional right. Since 2008, states across the country have passed measures to make it harder for Americans—particularly black people, the elderly, students, and people with disabilities—to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot. These measures include cuts to early voting, voter ID laws, and purges of voter rolls.
The ACLU is engaged in advocacy and litigation across the country to get rid of these harmful voter suppression measures once and for all.
- News/Press ReleaseJune 14, 2016
- MapApril 4, 2014
- LetterJuly 1, 2015
New Hampshire Law Imposing An Unreasonable Burden On The Right To Vote Found Unconstitutional By New Hampshire Supreme CourtNews/Press ReleaseMay 15, 2015
- Legal DocumentMarch 18, 2016
- Legal DocumentOctober 19, 2015
- CaseAugust 25, 2016
- CaseAugust 23, 2016
- News/Press ReleaseAugust 16, 2016
- Legal DocumentAugust 11, 2016
- Legal DocumentAugust 10, 2016
These States Wanted to Keep Communities of Color From Voting, but the Courts Said No, That’s DiscriminatoryBlog Post - Speak FreelyAugust 10, 2016