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March 02. 2013 9:54PM

NH awaits Voting Rights Act ‘bailout’

Unity — As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs arguments over a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, New Hampshire is seeking a “bailout” from having to comply with the piece of the landmark civil rights law in question. Unity is among the 10 towns in the Granite State required to “pre-clear” any changes in voting laws with federal authorities under Section 5 of the law.

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