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 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.
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.
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.