Voting Rights Act Law and Legal Definition
The Voting Rights Act is a federal law which suspended all literacy and character tests for voting in the U.S.. It guarantees the U.S. citizen’s right to vote without discrimination.
The Act entitles aggrieved person to approach court for preventive relief. “Whenever any person has engaged or there are reasonable grounds to believe that any person is about to engage in any act or practice which would deprive any other person of any right or privilege secured by the Act, the Attorney General may institute for the U.S., or in the name of the U.S., a civil action or other proper proceeding for preventive relief, including an application for a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order, or other order.” [42 USCS § 1971].