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November 10, 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:       

  

Leo Rogers, County Attorney                   
757-253-6614; leo.rogers@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

U. S. Court certifies Department Of Justice preclearance exemption for JCC

 

On Thursday, Nov. 9, James City County received the consent decree from the U.S. District Court, Washington D.C. that certifies the County’s compliance with the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Justice Department performed a thorough review of County election practices and found a demonstrated record of nondiscrimination. The County began the process over a year ago.

 

Under this exemption, the County will continue to comply with all substantive provisions of the Voting Rights Act except the requirement to seek Department of Justice preclearance for any changes to voting and election practices which will save the County time and money.

 

 

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