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What is the purpose of the California Voting Rights Act Cvra?

What is the purpose of the California Voting Rights Act Cvra?

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST Existing law, the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (CVRA), prohibits the use of an at-large election in a political subdivision if it would impair the ability of a protected class, as defined, to elect candidates of its choice or otherwise influence the outcome of an election.

What are get out the vote drives?

A corporation (including a trade association or incorporated membership organization) or labor organization may conduct voter registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) drives urging its restricted class to register with a particular party or to vote for a particular candidate.

What does Cvra stand for?

13.020 Commercial Vehicle Registration Act of (CVRA) – California DMV.

What is a protected voting class?

(d) “Protected class” means a class of voters who are members of a race, color, or language minority group, as this class is referenced and defined in the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10301 et seq.).

Does the Voting Rights Act have to be renewed?

In 1970, Congress recognized the continuing need for the special provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which were due to expire that year, and renewed them for another five years.

What does the 26th Amendment mean in simple terms?

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment provides, “The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.” It prohibits states from discriminating among voters based on age, for people who are at least 18 years old.

Is get out the vote partisan?

There are two types of GOTV efforts. The first type is general voter registration campaigns and encouragement to vote, conducted by electoral authorities or nonpartisan organizations. The second type is partisan work targeted at potential voters who are likely to vote a particular way.

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