Voter Bill of Rights

Definition - What does Voter Bill of Rights mean?

The voter bill of rights is a set of U.S. Federal laws that dictates how each state must run elections with regard to the determination of what allows a person the right to vote. There are minimum age requirements for voting (18 years), as well as the location of the vote being stipulated, the times the vote is open (it has to be all day from 7am to 9pm), and clarifications banning discrimination on any basis. This grouping of laws was enacted to ensure that there is a stable and consistent approach to voting across the country, and that each person be afforded the opportunity to vote in accordance with law.

Justipedia explains Voter Bill of Rights

Over the years, the voter bill of rights has been added to or clarified. For instance, although discrimination was always banned in voting, the voting act of 1965 clarified that in addition to the age, race, sex or nationality discrimination bans, it also became illegal to ban an illiterate person from voting or to place any special test-type conditions on a voter that fell outside the federal law.

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