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Registration and Voting in November 1976—Jurisdictions Covered by the Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1975

Report Number P23-74
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This report contains the final results of the 1976 Survey of Registration and Voting conducted by the Bureau of the Census in accordance with the requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973aa-5), as amended in 1975 by Public Law 94-73. The purpose of the survey was to provide a count of citizens of voting age by race and national origin in selected political jurisdictions and to determine the extent to which they were registered to vote and have voted. The surveys were completed in 78 political subdivisions subject to section 4(a) of the Act, as well as in 9 States under statewide coverage. Personal interviews were conducted at all eligible units selected for the survey. The questionnaire was completed by obtaining the required information from a responsible adult household member for all related household members. Callbacks were made to obtain information for unrelated persons in a household.

Tables 1 and 2 provide information as reported in the 1976 Survey of Registration and Voting; table 3 compares the survey results with election returns for each of the States and political subdivisions. Table 4 shows the survey voting results adjusted to election returns (see appendix A for a description of the adjustment procedures). Estimates of sampling error are included in tables 1, 2, and 4 for all areas in which sample surveys were conducted. Table A shows the effective sample size for sampled jurisdictions.

Includes: Definitions and Explanations and Source and Reliability of the Estimates

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A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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