The 2013 Supreme Court decision Shelby County v. Holder invalidated important parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Since then, 14 states have changed their voting laws in ways that make it more difficult for certain people to vote. Unlike in the past, in this election, states and counties are not required to obtain federal approval before implementing new voting laws, allowing them to enact laws that have historically disenfranchised people of color, the elderly, and those with disabilities.
This easy tool created by the Washington Post allows you to easily check which policies have changed and which are currently in place in your state. Check out the tool to make sure your vote this year is counted.