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Additional Constitutional Protections: Voting, Privacy, Bearing Arms

This document provides a brief overview of certain additional rights under the US Constitution, answering the following questions: What constitutional rights are there besides those in the First Amendment? Is there a right to bear arms? Is there a right to privacy? Is there a right to vote? What do some of the amendments in the Bill of Rights say? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004).

Project Vote Smart - The Last Trusted Source for Political Information

Project Vote Smart investigates candidates' voting records, campaign finances, position statements, backgrounds, and the evaluations done on them by over 100 competing special interest groups. The organization provides this information to you through thousands of sponsoring libraries, its Vote Smart Website, Hotline and Voter's Self-Defense Manuals. The Vote Smart Website provides access to a database on candidates and issues along with presidential candidate speeches (searchable by keyword and phrase), our publications (full text), youth inclusion program (where you can match your issue responses with those of the candidates) and links to all the best sites on the Internet with government and political information. You can even register to vote or find out who your candidates are by putting in your zip code.

Register to Vote

This website guides you through the voting registration process.

Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Disabled

The Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act of 1984 generally requires polling places across the United States to be physically accessible to people with disabilities for federal elections.

Voting and Elections

This page contains basic information about elections and voting, including information about How to Contact Elected Officials, the Electoral College, History of Voting Rights, Legislation and Reform, Registering to Vote, Volunteering and Contributions and much more.

Voting Rights

40 Years of Progress, and a Call to Reauthorize Five months after "Bloody Sunday," a united Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which has become one of the most successful civil rights laws in America's history.

Voting Rights Act

Lawline FAQ: The Voting Rights Act was enacted in 1965 by the U.S. Congress to assure that the right of citizens to vote is not denied or abridged due to race or color. There are two major provisions of the Voting Rights Act. One is referred to as Section 2. This section prohibits racial discrimination in voting nationwide. A voter may bring an action in federal court under this provision if they feel their right to vote has been denied or in any way affected due to race.

Voting Rights and Discrimination

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about voting rights and relevant laws.

Voting Rights Institute

Information to help attorneys, expert witnesses, law students and the public to combat discriminatory voting practices across the country.

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