Tag: voting rights act

UPDATE: Supreme Court Strikes Down Portion Of Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a major provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday morning. The Court did not invalidate the entire law, and Alaska’s Congressional delegation has mixed reactions. Download Audio

State Re-districting Board Revises Map to Comply with Voting Rights Act, Fairbanks District Still Stretched Out

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The state Re-districting Board voted to approve a new map of legislative districts over the week-end. This is a revision of last week's...

Board Releases New Redistricting Map

There is a new state election district map out, but the state Redistricting Board warns it is just an intermediate step toward a plan that complies with the federal Voting Rights Act. The state Supreme Court ordered the Board to do a new map that set more of a priority on the requirements of the state Constitution. The Board has a consultant who is expected to provide an analysis Wednesday.