Letter to the Department of Justice on South Carolina's Section 5 Submission

August 9, 2011

In conjunction with the ACLU, the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, we submitted this joint letter to the Department of Justice pointing out how voter ID provisions in a recently passed South Carolina law are racially discriminatory. Our letter urges the Department of Justice not to approve the new law under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

You can download the letter as a PDF, or view it below:


South Carolina Section 5 Comment Letter