Section 5

Alabama Will Make Voter Registration Easier, Avoid Civil Rights Lawsuit

The state agreed to integrate voter registration into its driver’s license application, renewal and change of address processes to comply with Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

The Growing Debate Over the Voting Rights Act

Section 5 is the ankle bracelet for certain jurisdictions on house arrest for repeated voting rights violations. Those areas now want courts to take the ankle bracelet off.