COVID Recap Webinar: Protecting Our Vote

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

We face uncertain times but one thing will never change: elections must go on. Even during a crisis. Your weekly updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Maine politics and elections.

This week we'll dive into the Voting Rights Advancement Act, or HR 4. HR 4 strengthens the famous Voting Rights Act of 1965 that was significantly weakened by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. This bill would require states with a history of voting rights violations to preclear any changes to voting that could have a discriminatory impact. This bill was passed by the house in December 2019, but it has not been approved by the Senate.