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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED

Notice Date: 1/7/2013

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.

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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.

ALABAMA County:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4463
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Absentee Voting
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Cullman
Subjurisdiction:  Good Hope
Submission Number:  2013-0020
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Limestone, Morgan
Subjurisdiction:  Decatur
Submission Number:  2013-0015
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Chandler
Submission Number:  2012-5691
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Annexation
Related submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Chandler
Submission Number:  2013-0026
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Guadalupe
Submission Number:  2013-0010
Action Date:  01/02/2013
General election
Primary election
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Laveen Elementary School District #59
Submission Number:  2011-0023
Action Date:  12/27/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0017
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Candidate qualification procedures (Fees)
Candidate qualification procedures
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Barrow
Subjurisdiction:  Bethlehem
Submission Number:  2012-5918
Action Date:  12/28/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Bartow
Subjurisdiction:  Cartersville
Submission Number:  2013-0008
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Kennesaw
Submission Number:  2013-0018
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett
Subjurisdiction:  Berkeley Lake
Submission Number:  2013-0007
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett
Subjurisdiction:  Duluth
Submission Number:  2013-0012
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Mcduffie
Subjurisdiction:  Thomson
Submission Number:  2012-5674
Action Date:  01/04/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Putnam
Subjurisdiction:  Eatonton
Submission Number:  2012-5752
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Putnam
Subjurisdiction:  Eatonton
Submission Number:  2012-5752
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Putnam
Subjurisdiction:  Eatonton
Submission Number:  2012-5752
Action Date:  01/04/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish School District #25
Submission Number:  2012-5912
Action Date:  12/28/2012
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish School District #26
Submission Number:  2012-5913
Action Date:  12/28/2012
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish School District #30
Submission Number:  2012-5914
Action Date:  12/28/2012
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Claiborne
Subjurisdiction:  Haynesville
Submission Number:  2013-0022
Action Date:  01/03/2013
General election (Date change)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Desoto
Subjurisdiction:  De Soto Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5829
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction:  Lafayette
Submission Number:  2013-0014
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction:  Lafayette City Court
Submission Number:  2013-0016
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Natchitoches
Subjurisdiction:  Natchitoches Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5777
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0001
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jones
Subjurisdiction:  Laurel
Submission Number:  2013-0019
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Voting method
Submission received

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2012-5910
Action Date:  12/27/2012
Nominating procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Onslow
Subjurisdiction:  Holly Ridge
Submission Number:  2013-0021
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Indian Trail
Submission Number:  2013-0009
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5916
Action Date:  12/28/2012
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Hays, Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Hays Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0027
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5676
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collin, Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Richardson
Submission Number:  2013-0025
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Duval
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5911
Action Date:  12/26/2012
Redistricting plan (Constable)
Redistricting plan (Commissioners court)
Redistricting plan (Justice of the peace)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Ector County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2013-0004
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Ector County Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0003
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Odessa Junior College District
Submission Number:  2013-0002
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Galveston
Submission Number:  2012-5780
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Political activity
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Terms of office limitation)
General election
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Jersey Village
Submission Number:  2013-0023
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hill, Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Grandview Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0011
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Port Of Beaumont Navigation District
Submission Number:  2012-5860
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Paris
Submission Number:  2012-5607
Action Date:  12/26/2012
Deannexation
Resubmission received

TEXAS County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Paris
Submission Number:  2012-5725
Action Date:  12/26/2012
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5643
Action Date:  12/27/2012
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Taft
Submission Number:  2013-0024
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Scurry
Subjurisdiction:  Snyder
Submission Number:  2013-0013
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Tyler
Submission Number:  2013-0005
Action Date:  01/02/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Del Valle Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5917
Action Date:  12/28/2012
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Falls Church
Submission Number:  2013-0006
Action Date:  01/03/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Candidate qualification procedures
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

T. Christian Herren, Jr.
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
Web - Complaint form
Mailing Contact

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

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