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

Notice Date: 1/22/2013

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:  Jefferson, Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Birmingham
Submission Number:  2013-0131
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Limestone, Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Huntsville
Submission Number:  2013-0141
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0143
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2013-0065
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Tallapoosa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5883
Action Date:  01/22/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Submission Number:  2012-5796
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Submission Number:  2012-5796
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Cordova
Submission Number:  2013-0133
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough:  Kenai Peninsula
Subjurisdiction:  Soldotna
Submission Number:  2013-0132
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0130
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Creation of special district
Political activity
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Coconino
Subjurisdiction:  Pinewood Sanitary District
Submission Number:  2013-0082
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Avondale Elementary School District #44
Submission Number:  2013-0108
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
Submission Number:  2013-0029
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Polling place (Designation)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Tolleson
Submission Number:  2013-0144
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2012-5857
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2012-5857
Action Date:  01/18/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2013-0142
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Florence
Submission Number:  2013-0096
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2013-0094
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Atkinson
Subjurisdiction:  Atkinson County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0079
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Baker
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0088
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Camden
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0091
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Catoosa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0125
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Catoosa
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Oglethorpe
Submission Number:  2013-0134
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Chattooga
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0122
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hart
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0107
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0120
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jones
Subjurisdiction:  Jones County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0103
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Lanier
Subjurisdiction:  Lanier County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0098
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction:  Valdosta
Submission Number:  2013-0071
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Mcintosh
Subjurisdiction:  Mcintosh County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0092
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Newton County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0080
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Newton, Walton
Subjurisdiction:  Social Circle School District
Submission Number:  2013-0081
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Pierce
Subjurisdiction:  Blackshear
Submission Number:  2013-0077
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Pierce
Subjurisdiction:  Blackshear
Submission Number:  2013-0077
Action Date:  01/18/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Rabun
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0087
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Telfair
Subjurisdiction:  Telfair County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0102
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Troup
Subjurisdiction:  Lagrange
Submission Number:  2013-0118
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0097
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0113
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Wilkinson
Subjurisdiction:  Dawson
Submission Number:  2013-0069
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier, Caddo
Subjurisdiction:  Shreveport
Submission Number:  2013-0076
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Desoto
Subjurisdiction:  De Soto Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5829
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberville
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0105
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson Davis
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson Davis Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5880
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson Davis
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson Davis Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5880
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Natchitoches
Subjurisdiction:  Natchitoches Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5777
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Ouachita
Subjurisdiction:  Sterlington
Submission Number:  2012-5783
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Vermilion
Subjurisdiction:  Abbeville
Submission Number:  2013-0093
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Chickasaw
Subjurisdiction:  Okolona
Submission Number:  2013-0084
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Chickasaw
Subjurisdiction:  Okolona
Submission Number:  2013-0114
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Chickasaw, Monroe
Subjurisdiction:  Okolona Municipal Separate School District
Submission Number:  2013-0067
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Other
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2013-0124
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Raymond
Submission Number:  2013-0101
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Moss Point
Submission Number:  2013-0070
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Precinct (Deleted)
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Kemper
Subjurisdiction:  De Kalb
Submission Number:  2012-5815
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Tupelo
Submission Number:  2013-0095
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Redistricting plan (Council)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Oktibbeha
Subjurisdiction:  Oktibbeha County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0066
Action Date:  01/09/2013
Transfer of powers
Abolishment of elected office
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Tate
Subjurisdiction:  Coldwater
Submission Number:  2012-5908
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Tate
Subjurisdiction:  Coldwater
Submission Number:  2012-5908
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Hollandale
Submission Number:  2013-0138
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Election administration
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph
Subjurisdiction:  High Point
Submission Number:  2013-0110
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Abbeville
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0140
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Aiken
Subjurisdiction:  Aiken
Submission Number:  2013-0121
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2013-0117
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Subjurisdiction:  Summerville
Submission Number:  2013-0119
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Darlington
Subjurisdiction:  Hartsville
Submission Number:  2013-0090
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Blythewood
Submission Number:  2013-0116
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0104
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenwood
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0073
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  North Myrtle Beach
Submission Number:  2013-0111
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Newberry
Subjurisdiction:  Whitmire
Submission Number:  2013-0106
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Woodruff
Submission Number:  2013-0089
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0123
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bastrop, Caldwell, Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Mustang Ridge
Submission Number:  2013-0129
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Lucas
Submission Number:  2013-0072
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallam, Hartley
Subjurisdiction:  Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District
Submission Number:  2013-0109
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Farmers Branch
Submission Number:  2012-5853
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Method of election (Single-member districts/at large)
Districting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dewitt
Subjurisdiction:  Yorktown
Submission Number:  2013-0100
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Ector County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2013-0004
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Ector County Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0003
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ector
Subjurisdiction:  Odessa Junior College District
Submission Number:  2013-0002
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ector, Midland
Subjurisdiction:  Odessa
Submission Number:  2013-0086
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso Community College District
Submission Number:  2013-0127
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Additional location)
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Additional location)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5876
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5876
Action Date:  01/18/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Houston
Submission Number:  2013-0085
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Annexation
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gonzales
Subjurisdiction:  Waelder
Submission Number:  2013-0135
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Grayson
Subjurisdiction:  Denison
Submission Number:  2013-0112
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Hedwig Village
Submission Number:  2013-0083
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Bilingual procedures (Vietnamese language)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  West University Place
Submission Number:  2013-0078
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt
Subjurisdiction:  Mabank Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0126
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hutchinson
Subjurisdiction:  Spring Creek Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5717
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Johnson, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Crowley Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0136
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Bellmead
Submission Number:  2013-0099
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Nueces
Subjurisdiction:  Petronila
Submission Number:  2013-0128
Action Date:  01/15/2013
Concurrent terms
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Bridge City
Submission Number:  2013-0139
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Rockwall
Subjurisdiction:  Rockwall
Submission Number:  2013-0075
Action Date:  01/11/2013
Annexation
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Charlottesville
Submission Number:  2013-0074
Action Date:  01/10/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Manassas
Submission Number:  2013-0137
Action Date:  01/17/2013
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Nelson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0115
Action Date:  01/16/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

T. Christian Herren, Jr.
Chief, Voting Section

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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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Voting Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
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Washington, DC 20006
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