A state-by-state overview of voting and registration data, minority elected officials numbers and a comprehensive catalogue of voting discrimination court cases and Department of Justice objections.
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The state-by-state profiles provide a snapshot of each state that includes minority voting participation, compliance with the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and other indicators of minority voting rights. These state profiles include:
U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, November 2012. Table 4b. Reported Voting and Registration, by Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, for States: November 2012.
*The U.S. Census Bureau tabulates race and ethnicity separately. Consequently, categories for race and ethnicity do not equal 100%. Calculations presented here tabulate Hispanic/Latino respondents with 1 or more races as Hispanic/Latino only and do not additionally classify them by race.
*American Indian /Alaska Native voting and registration data by state are not tabulated by the U.S. Census Bureau at date of publication, citing small sample sizes in the November 2012 Population Survey.
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Elected Officials database
National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac, Thirteenth Edition (2007-2008), Co-published with The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac, Fifteenth Edition (2014-2015)
NALEO Educational Fund, Los Angeles, CA, National Directory of Latino Elected Officials
National Caucus of Native American State Legislators, 2014
U.S. Census Bureau, Table 469. Composition of State Legislatures, by Political Party Affiliation. Accessed on April 1, 2014 (http://www.allcountries.org/uscensus/469_composition_of_state_legislatures_by_political.html#8)
National Conference of State Legislatures. 2009. State and Legislative Partisan Composition. Accessed on April 1, 2014 (http://www. ncsl.org/documents/statevote/legiscontrol_2009.pdf)
National Conference of State Legislatures. 2014. State and Legislative Partisan Composition. Accessed on April 1, 2014 (http://www.ncsl.org/documents/statevote/legiscontrol_2014.pdf)
U.S. Department of Justice. http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/sec_5/covered.php.
U.S. Department of Justice. http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/sec_203/2011_notice.pdf.
Compilation of cases prepared by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Compilation of cases prepared by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
U.S. Department of Justice, http://www.justice.gov/crt/records/vot/obj_letters/index.php. Accessed on June 30, 2014. This information was supplemented by information compiled by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Note: The list of preclearance decisions could change due to new objections to a jurisdiction covered under Section 3.
U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010 Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) Summary File
U.S. Department of Justice, accessed on March 10, 2014 (http://www.justice.gov/crt/records/vot/obj_letters/index.php)
*American Indian/Alaska Native Officials – No data available.