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

Notice Date: 2/11/2013

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:  Baldwin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0286
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Creation of special district
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Calhoun, Talladega
Subjurisdiction:  Oxford
Submission Number:  2013-0306
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson, Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Birmingham
Submission Number:  2013-0131
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson, Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Birmingham
Submission Number:  2013-0298
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Marion
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5899
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Marshall
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0285
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2013-0065
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Chelsea
Submission Number:  2013-0293
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction:  Tuscaloosa
Submission Number:  2013-0277
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Redistricting plan
Compensation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Submission Number:  2013-0145
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Submission Number:  2013-0156
Action Date:  01/18/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Submission Number:  2013-0156
Action Date:  01/22/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Submission Number:  2013-0156
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough:  Lake And Peninsula
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0278
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0315
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Voter registration
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Superior Court
Submission Number:  2013-0316
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Number of officials (Judgeship)
Submission received

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Superior Court
Submission Number:  2013-0316
Action Date:  02/08/2013
Number of officials (Judgeship)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction:  St. Johns
Submission Number:  2012-5872
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Voting method (By-mail)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0304
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Voter registration (National Voter Registration Act)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
Submission Number:  2013-0029
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Polling place (Designation)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
Submission Number:  2013-0029
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Polling place (Designation)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
Submission Number:  2013-0029
Action Date:  02/07/2013
Polling place (Designation)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Mountain Vista Fire District
Submission Number:  2013-0284
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yuma
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0301
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Butte, Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  North Yuba Water District
Submission Number:  2013-0314
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Linda County Water District
Submission Number:  2012-5844
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Deannexation
Procedures for filling vacancies
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2012-5875
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2012-5875
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2013-0094
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2013-0094
Action Date:  02/07/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Appling
Subjurisdiction:  Surrency
Submission Number:  2013-0310
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Canton
Submission Number:  2013-0274
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Woodstock
Submission Number:  2013-0311
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Clayton
Subjurisdiction:  Lovejoy
Submission Number:  2012-5562
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Annexation
Resubmission received

GEORGIA County:  Clayton
Subjurisdiction:  Lovejoy
Submission Number:  2012-5747
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Clinch
Subjurisdiction:  Fargo
Submission Number:  2013-0279
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Marietta
Submission Number:  2012-5882
Action Date:  02/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Cusseta-Chattahoochee
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0280
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Voter registration (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hart
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0107
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Hart
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0107
Action Date:  02/08/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Irwin
Subjurisdiction:  Ocilla
Submission Number:  2011-2463
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Irwin
Subjurisdiction:  Ocilla
Submission Number:  2011-2463
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Jones
Subjurisdiction:  Gray
Submission Number:  2013-0260
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0149
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Paulding
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0269
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Stephens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0044
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Davisboro
Submission Number:  2013-0266
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Beauregard
Subjurisdiction:  Beauregard Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5879
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberia
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0319
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson Parish Consolidated Sewerage District #1
Submission Number:  2013-0273
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson Parish Consolidated Waterworks District #1
Submission Number:  2013-0272
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson Parish Fire Protection District #5
Submission Number:  2013-0271
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  La Salle
Subjurisdiction:  Tullos
Submission Number:  2013-0302
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Deannexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Morehouse
Subjurisdiction:  Morehouse Parish School District 2012-1
Submission Number:  2013-0275
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Creation of special district
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Ouachita
Subjurisdiction:  Ouachita Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0262
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Pineville
Submission Number:  2012-5905
Action Date:  02/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0001
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0001
Action Date:  02/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Union Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0261
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Vernon
Subjurisdiction:  Leesville
Submission Number:  2012-5897
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-0003
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Desoto
Subjurisdiction:  Horn Lake
Submission Number:  2013-0182
Action Date:  02/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Itawamba
Subjurisdiction:  Mantachie
Submission Number:  2013-0051
Action Date:  02/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jasper
Subjurisdiction:  Bay Springs
Submission Number:  2013-0299
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jones
Subjurisdiction:  Laurel
Submission Number:  2013-0019
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Voting method
Resubmission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Simpson
Subjurisdiction:  D'Lo
Submission Number:  2013-0068
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Simpson
Subjurisdiction:  D'Lo
Submission Number:  2013-0068
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Tallahatchie
Subjurisdiction:  Tutwiler
Submission Number:  2013-0317
Action Date:  02/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  New Albany
Submission Number:  2013-0320
Action Date:  02/08/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Chesterfield
Subjurisdiction:  Chesterfield
Submission Number:  2013-0291
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Kershaw
Subjurisdiction:  Camden
Submission Number:  2013-0289
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington, Saluda
Subjurisdiction:  Batesburg-Leesville
Submission Number:  2013-0309
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Other
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Orangeburg
Subjurisdiction:  Livingston
Submission Number:  2013-0312
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Inman
Submission Number:  2013-0264
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Woodruff
Submission Number:  2013-0089
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
Submission Number:  2013-0268
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH DAKOTA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0282
Action Date:  01/31/2013
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet
Subjurisdiction:  Burnet
Submission Number:  2013-0270
Action Date:  01/28/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Hays, Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Hays Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0303
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction:  Calhoun Port Authority
Submission Number:  2013-0295
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Los Fresnos
Submission Number:  2012-5886
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Clay
Subjurisdiction:  Petrolia Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0297
Action Date:  01/30/2013
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Anna
Submission Number:  2013-0307
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5818
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Transfer of powers
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Italy Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0263
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gregg
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeport
Submission Number:  2013-0308
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gregg
Subjurisdiction:  Longview Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0267
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris-Waller Counties Municipal Utility District #2
Submission Number:  2013-0300
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Creation of special district
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Bilingual procedures
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Hedwig Village
Submission Number:  2013-0083
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Bilingual procedures (Vietnamese language)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Kleinwood Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-0305
Action Date:  02/06/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Tomball
Submission Number:  2013-0281
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Annexation
Runoff election
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Mercedes
Submission Number:  2012-5902
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hill, Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Grandview Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0011
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hill, Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Grandview Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0179
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Houston
Subjurisdiction:  Crockett
Submission Number:  2013-0205
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Port Arthur Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0287
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Polling place (Location deleted)
Polling place (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Cross Timber
Submission Number:  2013-0265
Action Date:  01/23/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Beverly Hills
Submission Number:  2013-0283
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery County Emergency Services District #12
Submission Number:  2013-0288
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Pecos
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Stockton
Submission Number:  2013-0292
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Scurry
Subjurisdiction:  Snyder
Submission Number:  2013-0013
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Lindale
Submission Number:  2013-0276
Action Date:  01/29/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Euless
Submission Number:  2013-0313
Action Date:  02/01/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Van Zandt
Subjurisdiction:  Canton
Submission Number:  2013-0318
Action Date:  02/08/2013
Annexation
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Webb
Subjurisdiction:  Laredo
Submission Number:  2013-0290
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Zavala
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0294
Action Date:  02/05/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Loudoun
Subjurisdiction:  Leesburg
Submission Number:  2013-0296
Action Date:  02/04/2013
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received

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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