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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 01/22/2009
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.

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 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:  Cahaba Valley Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Creation of special district
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0059

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Circuit Court
County: 
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5860

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Community West Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Creation of special district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0058

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Dogwood Fire District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Creation of special district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0060

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  North Shelby County Fire & Emergency Medical District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Creation of special district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0057

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Shelco Fire & Emergency Medical Rescue District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Creation of special district
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0056

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Twin
County:  Marion
Action Date:  01/20/2009
Incorporation
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-3564

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Valley
County:  Chambers
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0050

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Vandiver Fire And Emergency Medical Services District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5057

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  West Shelby Fire & Rescue District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Creation of special district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0061

Alabama Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Election administration
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5621

Alabama Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Sumter
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0054

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Benson
County:  Cochise
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0065

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Bullhead City
County:  Mohave
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0032

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Cave Creek
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  01/15/2009
General election (Date set)
Primary election
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0092

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Litchfield Park
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0063

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Mountain Vista Fire District
County:  Pima
Action Date:  01/20/2009
Creation of special district
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5541

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  St. Johns
County:  Apache
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Voting method (By-mail)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0047

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Surprise
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0052

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Tolleson
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5862
Expedited Consideration Requested

California Subjurisdiction:  Chualar Union Elementary School District
County:  Monterey
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Special election procedures (Recall)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0040

California Subjurisdiction:  Hartnell Community College District
County:  Monterey
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0039

California Subjurisdiction:  San Ardo Union Elementary School District
County:  Monterey
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Special election procedures (Recall)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0041

California Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Monterey
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0042

California Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5913

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Americus
County:  Sumter
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5876

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Americus
County:  Sumter
Action Date:  12/31/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5912

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Americus
County:  Sumter
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0043

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Baldwin
County:  Banks, Habersham
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0072

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Blue Ridge
County:  Fannin
Action Date:  01/14/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5813

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Blue Ridge
County:  Fannin
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Annexation
Resubmission received
Submission Number:  2001-3784
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Braswell
County:  Polk
Action Date:  01/14/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5896

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Bulloch County School District
County:  Bulloch
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0038

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dahlonega
County:  Lumpkin
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0044

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dahlonega
County:  Lumpkin
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5808

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dahlonega
County:  Lumpkin
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2009-0044

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Danielsville
County:  Madison
Action Date:  01/14/2009
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5834

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dearing
County:  Mcduffie
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5797

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Elberton
County:  Elbert
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0034

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Henry County School District
County:  Henry
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0090

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Hogansville
County:  Troup
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0091

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson
County:  Jackson
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0069

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Meriwether County School District
County:  Meriwether
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0089

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Zebulon
County:  Pike
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0083

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Parish:  Jefferson
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Limited redistricting
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5848

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Fire Protection District #3
Parish:  Lafourche
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Resubmission received
Submission Number:  2008-5396
Expedited Consideration Requested

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Natchitoches
Parish:  Natchitoches
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0035

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Port Allen
Parish:  West Baton Rouge
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0074

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Terrebonne Parish Fire Protection District #5
Parish:  Terrebonne
Action Date:  01/14/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5768

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Turkey Creek
Parish:  Evangeline
Action Date:  01/20/2009
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0098

Louisiana Subjurisdiction: 
Parish:  Avoyelles
Action Date:  01/14/2009
Redistricting plan (Police jury)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0080

Louisiana Subjurisdiction: 
Parish:  Calcasieu
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0070

Louisiana Subjurisdiction: 
Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Name change)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0062
Expedited Consideration Requested

Louisiana Subjurisdiction: 
Parish:  La Salle
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Precinct (Added)
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0096

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Brandon
County:  Rankin
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0071
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Flowood
County:  Rankin
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0075

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Gulfport
County:  Harrison
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0088
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Horn Lake
County:  Desoto
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0048

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Jackson
County:  Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5605

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Wesson
County:  Copiah
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5721
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Covington
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0051

New York Subjurisdiction:  New York
Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Term of office
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0102
Expedited Consideration Requested

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Fayetteville
County:  Cumberland
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2009-0030

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Chowan
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0084

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0082

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Dillon
County:  Dillon
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0031

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Lancaster
County:  Lancaster
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0078

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Moncks Corner
County:  Berkeley
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0095

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Reidville
County:  Spartanburg
Action Date:  01/05/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0097

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Tega Cay
County:  York
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0033

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Williamston
County:  Anderson
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0085

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Brenham
County:  Washington
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0087

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Corrigan
County:  Polk
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0077

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Forney
County:  Kaufman
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0036

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Georgetown
County:  Williamson
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Annexation
General election (Date set)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0094

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
County:  Cameron
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0067

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
County:  Cameron
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2009-0067

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #189
County:  Harris
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0068

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Houston
County:  Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5815
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Hutto
County:  Williamson
Action Date:  01/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0045

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Kermit Independent School District
County:  Winkler
Action Date:  01/14/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0079

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Live Oak
County:  Bexar
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0093

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Mcgregor
County:  Mclennan
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0086

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Memphis Independent School District
County:  Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, Hall
Action Date:  01/20/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0099

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Memphis Independent School District
County:  Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, Hall
Action Date:  01/20/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0100

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Mesquite
County:  Dallas
Action Date:  01/06/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0046
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Mesquite
County:  Dallas
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2009-0046
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Primera
County:  Cameron
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0055

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Rockwall
County:  Rockwall
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0064

Texas Subjurisdiction:  San Benito
County:  Cameron
Action Date:  01/14/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0081

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Schertz
County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
Action Date:  01/14/2009
Plurality vote requirement
Numbered positions adopted
Election administration
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Special election procedures
Procedures for filling vacancies
Referendum requirement
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5822

Texas Subjurisdiction:  White Settlement
County:  Tarrant
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0053

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Anderson
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Voter registration (Relocation of registrars office)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0101

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Waller
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5726
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Waller
Action Date:  01/20/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5726
Expedited Consideration Requested

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Fairfax
Action Date:  01/13/2009
Precinct (Added)
Precinct (Name change)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0076

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Halifax
Action Date:  01/08/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0066
Expedited Consideration Requested

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Hanover
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Precinct (Added)
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Added)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5830

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  01/12/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0073

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Rockbridge
Action Date:  01/09/2009
Voter registration (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2009-0049

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

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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