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Voting Discrimination

The following categories are protected:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Ancestry/National origin
  • Disability

Examples of Voting Allegations:

  • Denying an individual the opportunity to register to vote
  • Imposing on any person literacy or other test as condition for voting
  • In some circumstances, failing to provide a ballot or voting information in a language other than English
  • Denying an individual the right to vote

Time Limits to File with the Civil Rights Division

If a person thinks they have been discriminated against with respect to voting, they must file their complaint with the Civil Rights Division within 180 days. The length of time available to file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office varies depending on the area of discrimination. Be sure to find out which time period is applicable to your particular circumstance.