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What does Voting Rights ruling mean for Galveston County? - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 18, 2014

What does Voting Rights ruling mean for Galveston County?

Galveston’s 4-2-1 voting system could return after Supreme Court invalidates parts of law

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:00 am | Updated: 9:18 am, Wed Aug 21, 2013.

GALVESTON — Elections in Galveston County could look drastically different in the near future following Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision invalidating key parts of Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Local officials and legal experts said the decision could result in swift changes to local and state voting laws. Until Tuesday, any changes to voting laws in Texas had to be approved by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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