Hillsborough Co. Affected by Supreme Ct. Voting Rights Decision

4:12 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Hillsborough Co. Affected by Supreme Ct. Voting Rights Decision

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Hillsborough County is one of five Florida counties affected by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this morning on the Voting Rights Act. While the court didn't strike down the law's provision that requires federal monitoring of elections in certain states and counties, including Hillsborough, the justices said lawmakers will have to update the formula that put those regions on the list.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.