What does the US Constitution say about Congress passing laws about voting in the states?

What does the US Constitution say about Congress passing laws about voting in the states?

The
CONSTITUTION

of the
United States of America

Article I Section 4
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

Fifteenth Amendment
Section 1
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2
The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Twenty-Sixth Amendment
Section 1
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Section 2
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

***Join me tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11AM ET at I moderate a forum on voting rights, our democracy and small businesses.***

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Small Business for America’s Future, a coalition of small business leaders, and the Leadership Now Project, a membership organization of business and thought leaders taking action to fix American democracy are hosting this event.

We will be sharing polling results of small business owners on the issue and discussing a new analysis of the power of business political donations in safeguarding democracy.

Also on Tuesday the U.S. Senate is expected to consider voting rights legislation.

The voice of small business will be critical to this national debate.

WHO: 

  • Frank Knapp Jr., Co-Chair, Small Business for America’s Future and Co-Founder of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Now Project member Luz Blancas Sevak, co-founder of Mindset Global, which provides advisory services to the education sector, and former management consultant for the Monitor Group
  • Small business owner Steve Brown, President at Capital Assets Sustainable Energy Development & Public Affairs, LLC in Houston, Texas, and 2014 nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner

WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2021; 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT

REGISTER: Register online here