Amendment sought to revise the formula in section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that determines which States and jurisdictions will be covered under section 5 of the Act.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 109-554 to update the formula in section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that determines which states and jurisdictions will be covered under Section 5 of the act. This updated formula would be a rolling test based off of the last three presidential elections. Any state would be subject to Section 5 if it currently has a discriminatory test in place or voter turnout of less than 50% in any of the three most recent presidential elections.

House Amendment Code:

(A002)

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