Like many municipalities across the country, Jonesboro, Georgia has an election on November 5th. But Jonesboro residents will have to contend with a change to their usual voting routine because the city council recently voted to move the polling location from the Firehouse Museum to the police station. While many advocacy organizations and voters recognize there are “outstanding law enforcement officers who…risk their lives [daily to serve communities in a] non-discriminatory manner, there is fear this new location will intimidate voters in a community where a majority of the population is black, and police-community relations suffer from bad-faith actors. City Manager Ricky Clark has pointed out many other public locations are unsuitable to serve as polling locations due to size, and the Firehouse Museum is undergoing renovation. Notably, however, Clark hasn’t addressed why suitable alternatives with more neutral reputations, like schools, weren’t considered. Before the Voting Rights Act was gutted in a 2013 Supreme Court decision, a move like this in a state with a history of voter suppression would have been subject to federal oversight. Communities are now left to fight these kind of subversive voter suppression tactics themselves, especially when the representatives who make these decisions aren’t considering varying perspectives or potential impact, as, seemingly, is the case with the nearly all-white Jonesboro City Council. This isn’t the first, nor will it be the last, time voter suppression will be dismissed as a byproduct of an innocent decision. What a lot of representatives seem to ignore is, whether or not the suppression is intentional, it’s happening, and they must do something about it (or prepare to be replaced by someone who will).