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H.R. 4 - The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

H.R. 4 - To amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes.

Last Updated: February 11, 2020
Published: February 4, 2019

This is part of the Brennan Center's work on H.R.1 - Democracy Reform.

H.R. 4 would restore the power of the 1965 Voting Rights Act by developing a process to determine which states must pre-clear election changes with the Department of Justice. It would also require a nationwide, practice-based pre-clearance of known discriminatory practices, including the creation of at-large districts, inadequate multilingual voting materials and cuts to polling places.

You can find resources to understand the bill's contents here: