Recently, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was struck down. This is the section that required the federal government approve changes made to voting locations in states with a history of racial discrimination.

With this being no longer relevant, more than 202 polling locations have been closed throughout the state of Texas, this is the most dramatic reaction of any US state. There does not have to be information released, now, about the reasons for closures.

Texas also implemented a new photo ID law, which will play toward decreasing voter turnout similarly to how the closures of locations will. These changes, among others, have caused problems with voters due to many complications, such as language barriers. On the bright side, now voters are allowed to go to any election, making it easier to submit ballots.

Make sure to check out your closest voting location before you go vote today!

 

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