April 27th, 2009
04:00 PM ET
5 years ago

States under federal oversight over voting procedures

WASHINGTON (CNN) – States covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, requiring federal approval before any changes in election procedures can take effect:

States covered in full (8):
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas

State covered, with some exceptions (1):
Virginia (15 cities and counties are no longer required to submit changes
for approval)

States with only limited areas covered (7):
California (4 counties); Florida (5 counties); Michigan (2 townships); New Hampshire (10 townships); New York (3 of New York City's 5 boroughs); North Carolina (40 counties); South Dakota (2 counties)

– Compiled by CNN Supreme Court Producer Bill Mears


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