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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 01/04/2010
This periodic notice of activity regarding voting changes submitted under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is issued pursuant to the Attorney General's Procedures for the Administration of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (Part 51 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations). The Attorney General has 60 days from the date of receipt to respond to each submission of voting changes. We invite persons interested in pending submissions to submit comments and information, in writing or by telephone,to the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division at the earliest possible date to assure that they may be considered during the 60 - day review period. Telephone 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2385, or write to: Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, Room 7254 - NWB, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530 (the envelope and first page should be marked "Comment under Section 5").

Notices of submission activity can also be accessed on the Internet directly at www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting/sec-5/notices.htm or from the Department of Justice Home Page at www.usdoj.gov. Click on Legal Documents, which is listed under
Publications & Documents, and then select Notice of Section 5 Submission Activity from the options listed under the Civil Rights Division.

If you are currently receiving this notice by postal service delivery and would like to receive it by electronic mail, you may send a request to section5.notice@usdoj.gov. Please provide both your current mailing address and the electronic mail address to which you like it sent. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list because you are able to access the list from our web site or for any other reason, please send your current mailing address to section5.notice@usdoj.gov and include the word "remove." You may begin receiving this notice by sending a request to section5.notice@usdoj.gov with the electronic mail address to which you like it sent.

The following is a list of submissions of voting changes, additional information regarding pending submissions, and withdrawals of submitted voting changes received by the Attorney General with the date of receipt of each. The submissions are grouped by state with statewide submissions listed first, followed by submissions made by counties, and then submissions by sub-county jurisdictions. The list also identifies objections, requests for the Attorney General to reconsider objections, and filings of declaratory judgment actions, with their respective dates.


ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Queen Creek
Submission Number:  2009-4023
Action Date:  12/23/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Rio Verde Fire District
Submission Number:  2009-4025
Action Date:  12/18/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Oro Valley
Submission Number:  2009-4048
Action Date:  12/24/2009
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Rincon Valley Fire District
Submission Number:  2009-3870
Action Date:  12/24/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Rincon Valley Fire District
Submission Number:  2009-3898
Action Date:  12/24/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Rincon Valley Fire District
Submission Number:  2009-4047
Action Date:  12/24/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Eloy
Submission Number:  2009-4041
Action Date:  12/29/2009
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3811
Action Date:  12/29/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett
Subjurisdiction:  Sugar Hill
Submission Number:  2009-4033
Action Date:  12/29/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett, Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Buford
Submission Number:  2009-4035
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Oakwood
Submission Number:  2009-4029
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Avoyelles
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3818
Action Date:  12/29/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Terrebonne
Subjurisdiction:  Terrebonne Parish Fire Protection District #5
Submission Number:  2009-4024
Action Date:  12/22/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-4016
Action Date:  12/24/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Kings
Subjurisdiction:  Kings County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2009-4037
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Election administration
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford, Randolph
Subjurisdiction:  Archdale
Submission Number:  2009-4034
Action Date:  12/29/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley
Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek
Submission Number:  2009-4044
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Chesterfield
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3877
Action Date:  12/29/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Myrtle Beach
Submission Number:  2009-4043
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-4042
Action Date:  12/29/2009
Establishment of elected office
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Abolishment of elected office
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Aransas, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Corpus Christi
Submission Number:  2009-4017
Action Date:  12/23/2009
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction:  Calhoun County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2009-3863
Action Date:  12/30/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Plano
Submission Number:  2009-3879
Action Date:  12/30/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cooke
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-4045
Action Date:  12/24/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Ector County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2009-4019
Action Date:  12/23/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Ector County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2009-4018
Action Date:  12/23/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ellis County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2009-4021
Action Date:  12/23/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ellis County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2009-4022
Action Date:  12/23/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #25
Submission Number:  2009-4031
Action Date:  12/29/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Houston Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3851
Action Date:  12/30/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Runoff election (Date set)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Henderson
Subjurisdiction:  Kemp
Submission Number:  2009-4032
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Keene
Submission Number:  2009-4040
Action Date:  12/31/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Leon
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-4046
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Navarro
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-4026
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Polling place (Name change)
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Emerald Bay Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-4030
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Electronic)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Upshur
Subjurisdiction:  Upshur County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2009-4028
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Precinct (Deconsolidation)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Uvalde
Subjurisdiction:  Uvalde
Submission Number:  2009-4036
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Numbered positions adopted
Staggered terms
Implementation schedule
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction:  Waller County Road Improvement District #1
Submission Number:  2009-3831
Action Date:  12/22/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County:  Nelson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-4027
Action Date:  12/28/2009
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Tazewell
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-4039
Action Date:  12/30/2009
Boundary changes
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Tazewell
Subjurisdiction:  Richlands
Submission Number:  2009-4038
Action Date:  12/30/2009
Boundary changes
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

T. Christian Herren, Jr.
Acting Chief, Voting Section

General Information Voting Section
Contact
Toll-free - (800) 253-3931
Telephone - (202) 307-2767
Fax - (202) 307-3961
Email - voting.section@usdoj.gov

By letter to the addresses below:

Mailing Contact
United States Postal Service mail (including certified mail and express mail) should be addressed to:

Voting Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Room 7254 - NWB
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20530

Deliveries by overnight express service (such as Airborne, DHL, Federal Express or UPS) should be addressed to:

Voting Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Room 7254 - NWB
1800 G St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Redistricting Census Information
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