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Feldman v. Arizona Secretary of State's Office, 16-16865

In an elections action challenging Arizona's 'precinct rule,' which requires in-person voters to vote at the precinct polling station at which they're registered, the district court's denial of plaintiff's preliminary injunction is affirmed where: 1) plaintiffs have not shown that the precinct rule is linked to social and historical conditions that have or currently produce racial discrimination that violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965, 52 U.S.C. section 10301; and 2) the precinct rule imposes a minimal burden upon minority and majority voters that is justified by Arizona's interests in effective administration of voting in the state and survives constitutional challenge.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/11/02


  • BEA


  • United States Ninth Circuit