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Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Voting Rights Act passes House

Last night, the House of Representatives passed HB 1413, the Washington Voting Rights Act. The bill establishes a state legal action for local elections that may deny minorities an equal opportunity to elect candidates or influence an election’s outcome. AWC has expressed concerns about the bill, as it imposes ongoing liability for cities without ensuring any voting issues are actually addressed. The bill now moves to the Senate.

Categories: General government