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National Voting Registration Act

The Other Big Voting Rights Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Juan Cartagena | Posted 05.20.2013 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Before the National Voter Registration Act, citizens had to "earn" their right to vote by hurdling unnecessary state barriers to voter registration. While the NVRA has definitely helped, America's worldwide standing among democracies for both voter registration and turnout is still embarrassing.