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

Notice Date: 2/4/2013

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: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-5037
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Voter registration
Response to Requested Information

ALABAMA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5304
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Voter registration
Election administration
Response to Requested Information

ALABAMA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5764
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Procedures for filling vacancies
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2013-0065
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2013-0065
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Tallapoosa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5883
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Brevig Mission
Submission Number:  2013-0255
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Special election procedures
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction:  St. Johns
Submission Number:  2012-5872
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Voting method (By-mail)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Avondale Elementary School District #44
Submission Number:  2013-0108
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Buckeye Elementary School District #33
Submission Number:  2013-0200
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Buckeye Elementary School District #33
Submission Number:  2013-0200
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Cartwright Elementary School District #83
Submission Number:  2011-0026
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Laveen Elementary School District #59
Submission Number:  2011-0023
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix Elementary School District #1
Submission Number:  2011-0021
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Wilson Elementary School District #7
Submission Number:  2011-0019
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Mohave
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0229
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Bilingual procedures
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Mohave
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0229
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Bilingual procedures
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2012-5857
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2012-5857
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Prescott
Submission Number:  2013-0246
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yuma
Subjurisdiction:  Wellton
Submission Number:  2013-0187
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
General election
Primary election
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5803
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Voter registration
Additional information received

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2012-5875
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2012-5875
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Banks, Habersham
Subjurisdiction:  Alto
Submission Number:  2013-0189
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Barrow
Subjurisdiction:  Statham
Submission Number:  2013-0160
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Brantley
Subjurisdiction:  Hoboken
Submission Number:  2013-0242
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Camden
Subjurisdiction:  Kingsland
Submission Number:  2013-0240
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Deannexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Kennesaw
Submission Number:  2013-0018
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Columbia
Subjurisdiction:  Grovetown
Submission Number:  2013-0222
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Coweta
Subjurisdiction:  Sharpsburg
Submission Number:  2013-0194
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Coweta
Subjurisdiction:  Sharpsburg
Submission Number:  2013-0194
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction:  Decatur
Submission Number:  2013-0207
Action Date:  01/19/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Jeff Davis
Subjurisdiction:  Jeff Davis County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0219
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bienville
Subjurisdiction:  Bienville Parish Ward Seven Fire Protection District
Submission Number:  2013-0244
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier, Caddo
Subjurisdiction:  Shreveport
Submission Number:  2013-0076
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Charles
Submission Number:  2013-0199
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Precinct
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0258
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Desoto
Subjurisdiction:  De Soto Parish Fire Protection District #8
Submission Number:  2013-0216
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Evangeline
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0204
Action Date:  01/25/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberia
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0239
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Livingston
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0198
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Morehouse
Subjurisdiction:  Mer Rouge
Submission Number:  2013-0214
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Natchitoches
Subjurisdiction:  Natchitoches Parish Hospital Service District
Submission Number:  2013-0212
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Pineville
Submission Number:  2013-0220
Action Date:  01/25/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish Road District #1b
Submission Number:  2013-0230
Action Date:  01/25/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish Road District #2b
Submission Number:  2013-0237
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0001
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0001
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Woodworth
Submission Number:  2013-0211
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. John The Baptist
Subjurisdiction:  St. John The Baptist Parish Law Enforcement District
Submission Number:  2013-0213
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Tammany
Subjurisdiction:  Slidell
Submission Number:  2013-0249
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Vernon
Subjurisdiction:  New Llano
Submission Number:  2013-0195
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Washington
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0197
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Washington Parish School District #2
Submission Number:  2013-0217
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-0003
Action Date:  01/25/2013
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4126
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  George
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5835
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Itawamba
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0243
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Vance
Subjurisdiction:  Kittrell
Submission Number:  2013-0192
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Absentee Voting
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Vance
Subjurisdiction:  Middleburg
Submission Number:  2013-0193
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Absentee Voting
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction:  Wilson
Submission Number:  2013-0238
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens
Subjurisdiction:  Ware Shoals
Submission Number:  2013-0253
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Barnwell
Subjurisdiction:  Barnwell
Submission Number:  2013-0226
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley
Subjurisdiction:  Moncks Corner
Submission Number:  2013-0221
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Pleasant
Submission Number:  2013-0210
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Blythewood
Submission Number:  2013-0225
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Term of office
General election (Date change)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Florence
Subjurisdiction:  Florence
Submission Number:  2013-0241
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Loris
Submission Number:  2013-0247
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington
Subjurisdiction:  West Columbia
Submission Number:  2013-0254
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bandera
Subjurisdiction:  Bandera County River Authority And Groundwater District
Submission Number:  2013-0209
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Harker Heights
Submission Number:  2013-0251
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Clute
Submission Number:  2013-0227
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet
Subjurisdiction:  Clearwater Ranch Municipal Utility District #1
Submission Number:  2013-0208
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Creation of special district
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Bilingual procedures
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Election administration
Voting method
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Joint election procedures

TEXAS County:  Burnet
Subjurisdiction:  Clearwater Ranch Municipal Utility District #1
Submission Number:  2013-0208
Action Date:  01/29/2013
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Hays, Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Hays Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0027
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Camp
Subjurisdiction:  Pittsburg
Submission Number:  2013-0203
Action Date:  01/25/2013
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas County Water Control & Improvement District #6
Submission Number:  2012-5851
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Italy
Submission Number:  2013-0250
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Falls, Limestone, Mclennan, Robertson
Subjurisdiction:  Tri-County Special Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-0201
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5876
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Vernon
Submission Number:  2013-0218
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Annexation
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Freestone, Navarro
Subjurisdiction:  Corsicana Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0191
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Northwest Harris County Municipal Utility District #19
Submission Number:  2013-0257
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris, Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Woodlands Township
Submission Number:  2013-0228
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Term of office
General election (Date change)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hemphill
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0224
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hill, Navarro
Subjurisdiction:  Dawson Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0248
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Houston
Subjurisdiction:  Crockett
Submission Number:  2013-0205
Action Date:  01/25/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0223
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  Boles Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0235
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Polling place
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  Campbell
Submission Number:  2013-0202
Action Date:  01/25/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  Hunt Memorial Hospital District
Submission Number:  2013-0236
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Polling place
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  Quinlan
Submission Number:  2013-0233
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Polling place
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt, Kaufman
Subjurisdiction:  Quinlan Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0234
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Polling place
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson, Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Port Arthur
Submission Number:  2013-0245
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Paris
Submission Number:  2012-5607
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Deannexation
Related submission received

TEXAS County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Paris
Submission Number:  2012-5725
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Deannexation
Related submission received

TEXAS County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Paris
Submission Number:  2013-0256
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Moody
Submission Number:  2012-5865
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Porter Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-0252
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Nueces
Subjurisdiction:  Petronila
Submission Number:  2013-0128
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Concurrent terms
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ochiltree
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0196
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Scurry
Subjurisdiction:  Snyder
Submission Number:  2013-0013
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0188
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Precinct (Additional location)
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Additional location)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Tom Green
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0190
Action Date:  01/24/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0231
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Blinn Junior College District
Submission Number:  2013-0186
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Charlottesville
Submission Number:  2013-0206
Action Date:  01/25/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

T. Christian Herren, Jr.
Chief, Voting Section

General Information Voting Section
Contact

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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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