Historic Act was signed by President Johnson 50 years ago today
SANTA ANA, CA – August 6, 2015 – The Orange County Registrar of Voters, in partnership with the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials, is proud to announce that today is the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 6, 1965.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a milestone in national legislation that prohibits discriminatory voting practices from disenfranchising African Americans. The Act makes it illegal to require eligible voters to pass literacy tests in order to register to vote. Continue reading