Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (H.B. 2867, S. 1659)
- Discriminatory Voter ID Laws Would Not Be Treated Differently Than Other Forms of Discrimination In Voting
- Its Protections Include Coverage Of All Southern States With Ongoing Discrimination:
The following states would be immediately covered and have to submit any changes in voting procedures to the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court, to prove that they would not be discriminatory. Once again, changes in voting procedures would be frozen until they are “precleared” and not test-driven during elections.
The covered states would be the places where discrimination in voting is most prevalent today. These are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.