Voting Access in Chester County


A settlement was reached

Under pressure of our lawsuit, Chester County agreed in August 2010 to stop interfering with the most fundamental American right – the right to vote – and agreed in settlement to return the Lower Oxford East polling place to the Lincoln University campus, where it had been in the 1990s.

The County also agreed to notify all Lower Oxford East voters of the change in polling location and to transfer a portion of Lower Oxford East to Lower Oxford West in order to lessen administrative burdens. The federal court will retain jurisdiction over issues relating to the Lower Oxford East polling place through the 2012 presidential election, allowing plaintiffs to return quickly to court if problems arise.