Jurisdictions Previously Covered By Section 5

Shelby County
Jurisdictions bailed out of Section 5

Jurisdictions previously covered by Section 5 at the time of the Shelby County decision

On June 25, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional to use the coverage formula in Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act to determine which jurisdictions are subject to the preclearance requirement of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Shelby County v. Holder, 133 S. Ct. 2612 (2013). The Supreme Court did not rule on the constitutionality of Section 5 itself. The effect of the Shelby County decision is that the jurisdictions identified by the coverage formula in Section 4(b) no longer need to seek preclearance for the new voting changes, unless they are covered by a separate court order entered under Section 3(c) of the Voting Rights Act.

Below is a list of those jurisdictions that were previously covered by Section 5 at the time of the Shelby County decision.


States Covered as a Whole Applicable Date Fed. Register Date
Alabama Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Alaska Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 49422 Oct. 22, 1975
Arizona Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 43746 Sept. 23, 1975
Georgia Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Louisiana Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Mississippi Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
South Carolina Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Texas Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 43746 Sept. 23, 1975
Virginia Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965


Covered Counties in
States Not Covered as a Whole
Applicable Date Fed. Register Date
California:
Kings County Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 43746 Sept. 23. 1975
Monterey County Nov. 1, 1968 36 FR 5809 Mar. 27, 1971
Yuba County Nov. 1, 1968 36 FR 5809 Mar. 27, 1971
Yuba County Nov. 1, 1972 41 FR 784 Jan. 5, 1976
Florida:
Collier County Nov. 1, 1972 41 FR 34329 Aug. 13, 1976
Hardee County Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 43746 Sept. 23, 1975
Hendry County Nov. 1, 1972 41 FR 34329 Aug. 13, 1976
Hillsborough County Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 43746 Sept. 23, 1975
Monroe County Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 43746 Sept. 23, 1975
New York:
Bronx County Nov. 1, 1968 36 FR 5809 Mar. 27, 1971
Bronx County Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 43746 Sept. 23, 1975
Kings County Nov. 1, 1968 36 FR 5809 Mar. 27, 1971
Kings County Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 43746 Sept. 23, 1975
New York County Nov. 1, 1968 36 FR 5809 Mar. 27, 1971
North Carolina:
Anson County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Beaufort County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Bertie County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Bladen County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Camden County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 3317 Mar. 2, 1966
Caswell County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Chowan County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Cleveland County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Craven County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Cumberland County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Edgecombe County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Franklin County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Gaston County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Gates County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Granville County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Greene County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Guilford County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Halifax County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Harnett County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Hertford County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Hoke County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Jackson County Nov. 1, 1972 40 FR 49422 Oct. 22, 1975
Lee County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Lenoir County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Martin County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 19 Jan. 4, 1966
Nash County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Northampton County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Onslow County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Pasquotank County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Perquimans County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 3317 Mar. 2, 1966
Person County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Pitt County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Robeson County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Rockingham County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Scotland County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Union County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 5081 Mar. 29, 1966
Vance County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Washington County Nov. 1, 1964 31 FR 19 Jan. 4, 1966
Wayne County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
Wilson County Nov. 1, 1964 30 FR 9897 Aug. 7, 1965
South Dakota:
Shannon County Nov. 1, 1972 41 FR 784 Jan. 5, 1976
Todd County Nov. 1, 1972 41 FR 784 Jan. 5, 1976


Covered Townships in
States Not Covered as a Whole
Applicable Date Fed. Register Date
Michigan:
Allegan County: Clyde Township Nov. 1, 1972 41 FR 34329 Aug. 13, 1976
Saginaw County: Buena Vista Township Nov. 1, 1972 41 FR 34329 Aug. 13, 1976

Here is a list of those jurisdictions that were previously covered and are now "bailed out" from coverage pursuant receiving a declaratory judgment under Section 4(a) of the Voting Rights Act.

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Updated August 6, 2015