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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:41 am

A map of new legislative districts for Arizona to use in elections in the coming decade has cleared a federal review for compliance with the Voting Rights Act.

A Justice Department official's letter sent Thursday to lawyers for the state's redistricting commission says the department does not have any objections to the map.

Barring any successful legal challenges, that means the new districts can be used in elections starting with this fall's primary and general elections.

The commission approved the new map in January. It redraws the state's 30 legislative districts.

The Justice Department similarly cleared the commission's map of new congressional districts earlier this month.

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