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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 01/26/2009
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 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: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0112
Action Date:  01/22/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Queen Creek
Submission Number:  2009-0115
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Monterey
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0042
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

CALIFORNIA County:  Monterey
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0104
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Voting method
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Camden
Subjurisdiction:  St. Marys
Submission Number:  2009-0118
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Liberty
Subjurisdiction:  Hinesville
Submission Number:  2009-0127
Action Date:  01/23/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Mitchell
Subjurisdiction:  Sale City
Submission Number:  2009-0122
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Murray
Subjurisdiction:  Murray County School District
Submission Number:  2009-0123
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Newton, Walton
Subjurisdiction:  Social Circle
Submission Number:  2009-0121
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Caddo
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2008-5729
Action Date:  01/22/2009
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Charles
Submission Number:  2009-0107
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Sulphur
Submission Number:  2009-0120
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Evangeline
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0105
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Special election procedures
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2008-5848
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Annexation
Limited redistricting
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Oktibbeha
Subjurisdiction:  Starkville
Submission Number:  2009-0126
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville
Submission Number:  2009-0117
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction:  Wilson
Submission Number:  2008-5900
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Related submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction:  Wilson
Submission Number:  2009-0114
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Anderson
Subjurisdiction:  Iva
Submission Number:  2009-0111
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Pleasant
Submission Number:  2009-0106
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville
Submission Number:  2009-0113
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet
Subjurisdiction:  Marble Falls
Submission Number:  2008-5771
Action Date:  01/22/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Burnet
Subjurisdiction:  Marble Falls
Submission Number:  2008-5771
Action Date:  01/23/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Mesquite
Submission Number:  2009-0046
Action Date:  01/22/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Mesquite
Submission Number:  2009-0046
Action Date:  01/23/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Gonzales
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2008-3588
Action Date:  01/23/2009
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Jacinto City
Submission Number:  2009-0110
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Spring West Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-0116
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont
Submission Number:  2008-5460
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Deannexation
Resubmission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont
Submission Number:  2008-5829
Action Date:  01/21/2009
Annexation
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Weatherford
Submission Number:  2009-0109
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Lindale
Submission Number:  2009-0119
Action Date:  01/16/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Victoria
Subjurisdiction:  Victoria
Submission Number:  2009-0108
Action Date:  01/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Young
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2008-5551
Action Date:  01/23/2009
Bilingual procedures
Additional information received

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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