Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7-8:30 pm Blacksburg Municipal Building
When the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder limited the reach of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, some states enacted a number of voting requirements that increased the difficulty of voting. In a 2018 publication, researchers ranked Virginia the second hardest state in which to vote; only in Mississippi is it harder. What makes it hard to vote in Virginia? What are the consequences for voter participation and representation?