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

Texas's new law, which imposes a government-issued photo ID requirement for voting, will disproportionately burden minority voters and produce discriminatory effects.

November 16, 2011

Texas's new law, which imposes a government-issued photo ID requirement for voting, will disproportionately burden minority voters and produce discriminatory effects. The Brennan Center, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Texas State Conference of the NAACP sent this joint letter to the Department of Justice, urging the rejection of Texas' request for preclearance of the new law. Download the letter, or view it below.

Texas Photo ID Sec. 5 Comment Letter - 16 Nov 2011