[USC03] 52 USC 20101: Congressional declaration of purpose
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52 USC 20101: Congressional declaration of purpose Text contains those laws in effect on June 18, 2019
From Title 52-VOTING AND ELECTIONSSubtitle II-Voting Assistance and Election AdministrationCHAPTER 201-VOTING ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED

§20101. Congressional declaration of purpose

It is the intention of Congress in enacting this chapter to promote the fundamental right to vote by improving access for handicapped and elderly individuals to registration facilities and polling places for Federal elections.

( Pub. L. 98–435, §2, Sept. 28, 1984, 98 Stat. 1678 .)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 1973ee of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 98–435, §9, Sept. 28, 1984, 98 Stat. 1680 , provided that: "This Act [enacting this chapter] shall apply with respect to elections taking place after December 31, 1985."