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

Notice Date: 1/14/2013

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:  Elmore
Subjurisdiction:  Wetumpka
Submission Number:  2013-0056
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Angoon
Submission Number:  2013-0039
Action Date:  01/04/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0038
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
Submission Number:  2013-0029
Action Date:  01/04/2013
Polling place (Designation)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Kennesaw
Submission Number:  2013-0018
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Crawford
Subjurisdiction:  Crawford County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0034
Action Date:  01/04/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Gordon
Subjurisdiction:  Calhoun
Submission Number:  2013-0055
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Habersham
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0057
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Mitchell
Subjurisdiction:  Baconton
Submission Number:  2013-0054
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Monroe
Subjurisdiction:  Monroe County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0052
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Stephens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0044
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Thomas
Subjurisdiction:  Meigs
Submission Number:  2013-0043
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Union County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0041
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Natchitoches
Subjurisdiction:  Natchitoches Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5777
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Pineville
Submission Number:  2012-5905
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0001
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Winn
Subjurisdiction:  Winnfield
Submission Number:  2013-0053
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4126
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Response to Requested Information

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0036
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Coahoma
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5852
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  George
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5835
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  George
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5835
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2012-5831
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Itawamba
Subjurisdiction:  Mantachie
Submission Number:  2013-0051
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Leflore
Subjurisdiction:  Itta Bena
Submission Number:  2012-5833
Action Date:  01/04/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Marion
Subjurisdiction:  Columbia
Submission Number:  2013-0047
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pearl River
Subjurisdiction:  Picayune
Submission Number:  2013-0046
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction:  Morton
Submission Number:  2012-5758
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Walthall
Subjurisdiction:  Tylertown
Submission Number:  2012-5760
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pasquotank
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0061
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville
Submission Number:  2013-0045
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield
Subjurisdiction:  Winnsboro
Submission Number:  2013-0033
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0058
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Sumter
Subjurisdiction:  Sumter
Submission Number:  2013-0050
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Helotes
Submission Number:  2013-0063
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Port Isabel San Benito Navigation District
Submission Number:  2013-0059
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Staggered terms
Term of office
Implementation schedule
Election administration (County to conduct election)
General election (Date change)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5676
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5676
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Coleman
Subjurisdiction:  Coleman Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0060
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Consolidation of jurisdictions
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Farmers Branch
Submission Number:  2012-5853
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Method of election (Single-member districts/at large)
Districting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Farmers Branch
Submission Number:  2012-5853
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Method of election (Single-member districts/at large)
Districting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Ector County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2013-0004
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Ector County Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0003
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Odessa Junior College District
Submission Number:  2013-0002
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5818
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Transfer of powers
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris-Fort Bend Counties Municipal Utility District #5
Submission Number:  2013-0042
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #304
Submission Number:  2013-0035
Action Date:  01/04/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Bilingual procedures (Chinese language)
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #418
Submission Number:  2013-0064
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Deannexation
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Bilingual procedures (Chinese language)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays, Travis, Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Austin
Submission Number:  2013-0040
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Alamo
Submission Number:  2013-0030
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Penitas
Submission Number:  2013-0037
Action Date:  01/08/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jim Wells
Subjurisdiction:  Alice
Submission Number:  2013-0048
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District
Submission Number:  2013-0028
Action Date:  01/04/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Nolan
Subjurisdiction:  Nolan County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2013-0062
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Potter, Randall
Subjurisdiction:  Amarillo
Submission Number:  2012-5884
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Annexation
Related submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Potter, Randall
Subjurisdiction:  Amarillo
Submission Number:  2013-0031
Action Date:  01/07/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2013-0049
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Annexation
Submission received

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

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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