What rights do voting citizens have and which government agency regulates voters' rights?

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What rights do voting citizens have and which government agency regulates voters’ rights?

What rights do voting citizens have and which government agency regulates voters' rights?

A voter, which means essentially any legal United States citizen over the age of 18, is guaranteed rights under the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Justice oversees the administration of rights with regard to citizens that have concerns or complaints about potential voting rights violations.

In fact, several lawsuits are filed every year with regard to potential violations in this area. According to the Constitution, every citizen over age 18 is guaranteed the right to vote, regardless of race or color and is protected under the Fifteenth Amendment. Occasionally, circumstances exist wherein attempts are made to “redraw” districts such that areas of more political clout will receive more representation than what is fair and just.

This process is known as gerrymandering. The United States Supreme Court has deemed this unconstitutional and illegal. If you feel that your rights have been violated in this regard or by any other means, the first thing you should do is contact an attorney specializing in voters rights.

   

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