See signs of voter suppression? Here’s what you can doVoting mural in Atlanta. Photo by Tammy Joyner
Voter suppression comes in many forms.
It can be as subtle as preventing a blind man from being able to verify his vote. Or, as some critics contend, as flagrant as passing laws that affect millions of voters. To date, lawmakers in 19 states — including Georgia — have passed 33 laws that make it more difficult to vote, according to the latest Voting Laws Roundup by the Brennan Center for Justice.
Experts advise voters to pay attention to any attempts to keep them from getting their absentee ballots.