Registration urged to mark Voting Rights Act anniversary

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is encouraging state residents to register to vote to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory voting practices, such as literacy tests and poll taxes. It also established new legal protections for minority voters at the polls.

Lawson urged Indiana residents to honor those whose bravery and courage led to the landmark legislation. She says it only takes a few minutes and can be accomplished with a smartphone at any time.

Indiana residents can register to vote online by using the Indiana Voters app, or by visiting, and can submit an application to register in person at their local county clerk’s office or any Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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