Voting Rights Act

Voting Rights Act
Federal law which guarantees the right of citizens to vote without discrimination based on race, color or previous condition of servitude. The Attorney General is authorized to file proper proceedings for preventive relief to protect this right. 42 U.S.C.A. No. 1971 et seq.
See City of Rome v. United States, 446 U.S. 156, 100 S.Ct. 1548, 64 L.Ed.2d 119.
See also poll tax

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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