Voting Rights

ADL has historically been a strong voice for voting rights, dating to our efforts to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. After the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that effectively gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act, the 2016 election became the first presidential election without robust federal voting rights protections in more than 50 years. Fourteen states had voting rights restrictions in place, including strict voter ID requirements, cuts to early voting and more laws that kept eligible Americans from casting a vote.