DOJ Objects to Change in Size and Method of Election of Pitt County School Board

On Monday, the United States Department of Justice objected to a proposed reduction in the size and method of election of the Pitt County Board of Education. The changes were the result of a local bill passed by the General Assembly last year. On behalf of the North Carolina State Conference of NAACP Branches, SCSJ filed a comment letter with DOJ, explaining how the proposed change would be retrogressive for black voters in the county. DOJ agreed that the change would make black voters worse off, and issued an objection letter on April 30.
Attached are the comment letter filed by SCSJ and the DOJ Objection Letter.

Attached file/s:
Pitt County NC Section 5 Comment Letter and Supporting Documents.pdf
Pitt County objection letter.pdf