42 U.S.C. § 1973gg : US Code - Section 1973GG: Findings and purposes

    (a) Findings
      The Congress finds that - 
        (1) the right of citizens of the United States to vote is a
      fundamental right;
        (2) it is the duty of the Federal, State, and local governments
      to promote the exercise of that right; and
        (3) discriminatory and unfair registration laws and procedures
      can have a direct and damaging effect on voter participation in
      elections for Federal office and disproportionately harm voter
      participation by various groups, including racial minorities.
    (b) Purposes
      The purposes of this subchapter are - 
        (1) to establish procedures that will increase the number of
      eligible citizens who register to vote in elections for Federal
      office;
        (2) to make it possible for Federal, State, and local
      governments to implement this subchapter in a manner that
      enhances the participation of eligible citizens as voters in
      elections for Federal office;
        (3) to protect the integrity of the electoral process; and
        (4) to ensure that accurate and current voter registration
      rolls are maintained.