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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 01/12/2009
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 submissions of voting changes, additional information regarding previous, but still pending submissions, withdrawals of submitted voting changes, objections, requests for the Attorney General to reconsider objections, and filings of declaratory judgment actions were received on the dates indicated.


Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Circuit Court
County: 
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5860

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Dothan
County:  Dale, Henry, Houston
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5908

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Loxley
County:  Baldwin
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0019

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0024
Expedited Consideration Requested

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2009-0024
Expedited Consideration Requested

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Selma
County:  Dallas
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5906

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Selma
County:  Dallas
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5906

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Selma
County:  Dallas
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0022

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Summerdale
County:  Baldwin
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5889

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Tuscaloosa
County:  Tuscaloosa
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0003

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Twin
County:  Marion
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Voting method (Electronic)
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-3169

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Vandiver Fire And Emergency Medical Services District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  12/30/2008
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Resubmission received
Submission Number:  2008-5057

Alabama Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  12/30/2008
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5621

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Central Yavapai Fire District
County:  Yavapai
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5905

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Chino Valley
County:  Yavapai
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5812

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Gilbert
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Added)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5762

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Mesa
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0008

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Tolleson
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5862
Expedited Consideration Requested

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Youngtown
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5894

California Subjurisdiction:  Excelsior-Kings River Resource Conservation District
County:  Kings
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Deannexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0016

California Subjurisdiction:  Hanford
County:  Kings
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0014

California Subjurisdiction:  Kings River Conservation District
County:  Fresno, Kings
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Deannexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0015

California Subjurisdiction:  Olivehurst Public Utility District
County:  Yuba
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0028

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5880

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Campaign financing provisions
Referendum requirement
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5882

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Election administration
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5883

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Election administration
Election administration (Ballots)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5884

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5885

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Political activity
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5886

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Annexation (Procedures)
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5887

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Redistricting procedures
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5888

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Americus
County:  Sumter
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5876

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Barnesville
County:  Lamar
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Election administration (Polling place procedures)
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5892

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Braswell
County:  Polk
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5896

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Decatur
County:  Dekalb
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0026

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Doraville
County:  Dekalb
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0023

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
County:  Hall
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5745

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
County:  Hall
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0017

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Grayson
County:  Gwinnett
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5893

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Jenkins County School District
County:  Jenkins
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5901
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Nicholson
County:  Jackson
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Annexation
Resubmission received
Submission Number:  2008-5308

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Nicholson
County:  Jackson
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5697

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Peachtree City
County:  Fayette
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5897

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Smyrna
County:  Cobb
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0010

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Smyrna
County:  Cobb
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0010

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Smyrna
County:  Cobb
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0029

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Social Circle
County:  Newton, Walton
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0020

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Thomson
County:  Mcduffie
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5891
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Toombs County School District
County:  Toombs
Action Date:  12/24/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5898
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Vidalia School District
County:  Montgomery, Toombs
Action Date:  12/24/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5899
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Wayne County School District
County:  Wayne
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0027
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Brantley
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0004

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Hall
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5868

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Oconee
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0025

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish Fire Protection District #3, Ward 4
Parish:  Calcasieu
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0013

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Fire Protection District #3
Parish:  Lafourche
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Creation of special district
Special election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5794

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Jackson
County:  Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Resubmission received
Submission Number:  2008-5605

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Lambert
County:  Quitman
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Polling place (Changed)
General election (Date change)
Primary election (Date change)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5910
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Madison
County:  Madison
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0002
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Marks
County:  Quitman
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
General election (Date change)
Primary election (Date change)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5909
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Wesson
County:  Copiah
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5721
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Wesson
County:  Copiah
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5721
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Wesson
County:  Copiah
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5721
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Coahoma
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5907
Expedited Consideration Requested

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Fayetteville
County:  Cumberland
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0030

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Jacksonville
County:  Onslow
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0021

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Shelby
County:  Cleveland
Action Date:  12/30/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5903

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Wilson
County:  Wilson
Action Date:  12/30/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5900

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Action Date:  12/23/2008
Annexation
Deannexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5902

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek
County:  Berkeley
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0018

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  New Ellenton
County:  Aiken
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-0199

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  New Ellenton
County:  Aiken
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-0199

South Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Chesterfield
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5878

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Abernathy
County:  Hale, Lubbock
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5895

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Cotulla
County:  La Salle
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0011

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #4a
County:  Denton
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5796
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Lubbock
County:  Lubbock
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0009

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery County Municipal Utility District #98
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Voting method (Touch screen)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0012
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery County Utility District #3
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0005

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Port Arthur
County:  Jefferson, Orange
Action Date:  01/02/2009
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4883
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Jefferson
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5911

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Jones
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5347

Virginia Subjurisdiction:  Chesapeake
County: 
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0006

Virginia Subjurisdiction:  Luray
County:  Page
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0007

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Clarke
Action Date:  12/30/2008
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5904

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Isle Of Wight
Action Date:  12/29/2008
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5890

The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
Texas Subjurisdiction:  Lubbock Independent School District
County:  Lubbock
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Staggered terms (At-large seats)
Submission Number:  2008-5688

Christopher Coates
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 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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