State of Indiana

Indiana Precinct Consolidation

Indiana State Conference of NAACP v. Lawson

Lawsuit filed on behalf of the Indiana State Conference of the NAACP and individual voters challenging Indiana Senate Bill 220, which mandated the consolidation of all precincts in Lake County, Indiana with fewer than 600 active voters, which would have required the county to close most of the precincts in several majority-minority cities. The entities charged with the task of adopting a precinct consolidation plan under the law did not adopt or implement a plan by the statutory deadlines. In addition, as a result of this litigation, the state Legislature passed a law providing that any precinct consolidation plan adopted pursuant to the law would not take effect until 2019. The plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit as a result.

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