Voting Rights Act

New council district lines in effect in time for election
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/29/2013 at 1:38PM

Time to line up for the new council districts. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the city’s 51 new council districts on Monday, May 20. It was the last step in making the lines official. DOJ had to review the lines along with testimony from residents under Article 5 of the Voting Rights Act, [...]

Board of Elections leaves Bengali off ballot
News Terence M. Cullen 9/07/2012 at 12:37PM

Translators and appropriate documents will be at voting stations with large Bengali populations this November, a Board of Elections (BOE) official said, after it was announced the language would not be an option on this year’s ballots, much to the chagrin of officials and residents. The BOE’s vendor, Election Systems & Software LLC (ES&S), had [...]