Voting Rights

Census
 

The Constitution mandates that a census be conducted every 10 years to determine the apportionment of US Representatives.   Apportionment results will determine the number of seats each state will have in the US House of Representatives. An accurate census is also meant to ensure that communities receive appropriate and adequate government funding, business and social initiatives, and better allocation of state resources. A recent Supreme Court decision ruled against using a citizenship question in the census.  Thus, Census 2020 initiatives, particularly in South Asian communities, are well underway to ensure an accurate count to reflect the exponential increase in populations and demographic changes.  The importance of Census 2020 can be found here.

Voter Access

Increasing voter participation on election day may be made easier through access to polling place information, early voting, and automatic registration.  

Redistricting

 Redistricting is the dividing of electoral districts of a state that must be redrawn every decade after a new census. Redistricting is aimed to ensure proportionate number of voters in the districts.