Move a polling place from garage to school

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This case is now before the U.S. Supreme Courtt. How decided may affect how law in enforced in   Monterey County. 

In Austin, Texas, they wanted to move a polling place from a garage to an elementary school.  Seems simple.  They were told that they  first had to get permission from the  U.S. Justice Department Why? Because  Section 5 of the Voting Right Act is imposed on Texas. Section 5 is also imposed on  Monterey County. Justice Kennedy is considered to be the swing vote on the case.  Kennedy tends to be skeptical of race conscious laws. 

 

 

 

. This case will soon come up before the  U.S. Supreme Court.