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  •  Requirement for preclearance (3+ / 0-)
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    borodino21, roguemapper, NMLib

    To add on to that, the test for requiring preclearance was that, in 1964, less than 50% of the VAP in the jurisdiction were registered to vote or actually voted in that year's presidential election. Additionally, a "test or device" restricted voter registration or voting in that jurisdiction. Hence, not all areas with large minority populations are covered.

    Also, there's a procedure to "bail out" from coverage by Section 5.

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