ACLU warns counties to comply with Voting Rights Act

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The ACLU of Texas announced on Monday that it put 36 counties on notice of potential Voting Rights Act violations.  

The counties included: Andrews, Gaines, Lamb, Lynn, Scurry and Yoakum.

The ACLU said, “The letters urge the identified counties to comply with a provision in the law that requires any information about voting or elections to be provided in English and Spanish in counties where more than 10,000 or more than 5% of all voting age citizens are Spanish-speakers with low English proficiency.”

“ACLU of Texas attorneys reviewed county election websites and looked at whether pertinent information was made available in Spanish,” an ACLU statement said.

“Several counties have already responded positively to the letters, agreeing to comply with the Voting Rights Act and include Spanish language voting information on their websites,” the statement said.

CLICK HERE to see the release including the full list of counties. 

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