(a) Expiration. The requirements of section 5 will expire at the end of the twenty-five-year period following the effective date
of the amendments made by the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, César
E. Chávez, Barbara C. Jordan, William C. Velásquez, and Dr. Hector P. Garcia Voting
Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 (VRARA), which amendments became
effective on July 27, 2006. See section 4(a)(8) of the VRARA.
(b) Bailout. Any political subunit in a covered jurisdiction or a political subdivision of a
covered State, a covered jurisdiction or a political subdivision of a covered State,
or a covered State may terminate the application of section 5 (“bailout”) by obtaining the declaratory judgment described in section 4(a) of the
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