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The Procedures For The Administration Of Section 5 Of The Voting Rights Act

The Attorney General's Procedures for the Administration of Section 5 are published at 28 C.F.R. Part 51.

On April 15, 2011, the Department issued a final rule implementing revisions to several sections of the procedures. The updated procedures are available here.

Updated August 6, 2015

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