1,200 polling places closed in recent years: rights group

States across the American South have closed nearly 1,200 polling places in recent years…

According to a report released Tuesday by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights - states with a history of racial discrimination have shut hundreds of voting locations since the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that states did not need federal approval to change their voting laws.

Civil rights groups call the closures troubling…

But state election officials say they're necessary- to relieve budget pressures or to follow disability laws.

According to the report, Texas and Arizona saw the sharpest decrease in polling locations…

While Georgia has seven counties with only one place to vote.

Even though voters in many states can mail in their ballots- according to election data, most still cast their ballots in person.