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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 02/17/2009
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:  2009-0343
Action Date:  02/13/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Centre
Submission Number:  2009-0336
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Etowah
Subjurisdiction:  Rainbow City
Submission Number:  2008-5842
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Scottsboro
Submission Number:  2009-0257
Action Date:  02/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Owens Cross Roads
Submission Number:  2009-0281
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Chelsea
Submission Number:  2009-0325
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Pelham
Submission Number:  2009-0321
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction:  Northport
Submission Number:  2009-0319
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction:  Tuscaloosa
Submission Number:  2009-0334
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Superior Court
Submission Number:  2009-0282
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Number of officials (Judgeship)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Cochise
Subjurisdiction:  Benson
Submission Number:  2009-0065
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Youngtown
Submission Number:  2008-5894
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Pima, Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Golder Ranch Fire District
Submission Number:  2009-0318
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Central Yavapai Fire District
Submission Number:  2009-0270
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2008-5881
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Election administration (Help America Vote Act)
Election administration
Additional information received

FLORIDA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0303
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Voter registration
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0284
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Voter registration
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Banks, Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Lula
Submission Number:  2009-0176
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Braselton
Submission Number:  2008-5607
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Brantley
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0004
Action Date:  02/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Brooks
Subjurisdiction:  Brooks County School District
Submission Number:  2009-0310
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Burke
Subjurisdiction:  Midville
Submission Number:  2009-0315
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll
Subjurisdiction:  Carrollton School District
Submission Number:  2009-0272
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Smyrna
Submission Number:  2009-0010
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Smyrna
Submission Number:  2009-0029
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Smyrna
Submission Number:  2009-0280
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Deannexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb, Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Austell
Submission Number:  2009-0205
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb, Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Austell
Submission Number:  2009-0205
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Columbia
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0311
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Precinct (Name change)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dooly
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0136
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Commerce
Submission Number:  2009-0264
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Hull
Submission Number:  2009-0307
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Newborn
Submission Number:  2009-0277
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Staggered terms
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Porterdale
Submission Number:  2009-0304
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Newton, Walton
Subjurisdiction:  Social Circle
Submission Number:  2009-0020
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bienville
Subjurisdiction:  Bienville Parish School District
Submission Number:  2009-0262
Action Date:  02/06/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Caddo
Subjurisdiction:  Parishwide School District
Submission Number:  2009-0313
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish Community Center & Playground District #3, Ward 7
Submission Number:  2009-0266
Action Date:  02/06/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Ward Five Fire Protection District #1
Submission Number:  2009-0265
Action Date:  02/05/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Evangeline
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0275
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Grant
Subjurisdiction:  Grant Parish Law Enforcement District
Submission Number:  2009-0259
Action Date:  02/05/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2008-5848
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Annexation
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2008-5848
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0312
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Fire Protection District #3
Submission Number:  2008-5396
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Recreation District #8
Submission Number:  2009-0323
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Tallulah
Submission Number:  2009-0263
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Helena
Subjurisdiction:  St. Helena Parish Road District #4
Submission Number:  2009-0333
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Tensas
Subjurisdiction:  Tensas Parishwide School District #3
Submission Number:  2009-0258
Action Date:  02/05/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Carroll
Subjurisdiction:  Epps School District #1
Submission Number:  2009-0314
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Biloxi
Submission Number:  2009-0283
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Pascagoula
Submission Number:  2009-0302
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Leflore
Subjurisdiction:  Itta Bena
Submission Number:  2009-0279
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Canton
Submission Number:  2009-0305
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pontotoc
Subjurisdiction:  Pontotoc
Submission Number:  2009-0306
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Beaufort
Subjurisdiction:  Washington
Submission Number:  2009-0332
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2009-0278
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Kershaw
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0269
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Voter registration (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Aransas, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Corpus Christi
Submission Number:  2009-0288
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Belton
Submission Number:  2009-0337
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Killeen
Submission Number:  2009-0330
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Precinct (Deconsolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Southwest Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0342
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Schertz
Submission Number:  2008-5822
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Plurality vote requirement
Numbered positions adopted
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Election administration
Special election procedures
Procedures for filling vacancies
Referendum requirement
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Schertz
Submission Number:  2008-5822
Action Date:  02/13/2009
Plurality vote requirement
Numbered positions adopted
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Election administration
Special election procedures
Procedures for filling vacancies
Referendum requirement
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Schertz
Submission Number:  2009-0329
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Polling place (Location deleted)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Kendall
Subjurisdiction:  Fair Oaks Ranch
Submission Number:  2009-0309
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Clifton
Submission Number:  2009-0289
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Cranfills Gap
Submission Number:  2009-0290
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Cranfills Gap Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0296
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Iredell
Submission Number:  2009-0291
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Iredell Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0301
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Kopperl Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0297
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Meridian
Submission Number:  2009-0292
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Meridian Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0298
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Morgan
Submission Number:  2009-0293
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Morgan Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0299
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Valley Mills
Submission Number:  2009-0294
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Walnut Springs
Submission Number:  2009-0295
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Walnut Springs Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0300
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Clute
Submission Number:  2009-0286
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Grayson
Subjurisdiction:  Gunter Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0339
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Aubrey Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0148
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Eastland
Subjurisdiction:  Cisco
Submission Number:  2009-0341
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fayette
Subjurisdiction:  Flatonia
Submission Number:  2009-0320
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fulshear
Submission Number:  2009-0274
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Freestone, Navarro
Subjurisdiction:  Corsicana Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0261
Action Date:  02/06/2009
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Emerald Forest Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-0324
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  North Forest Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-0338
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Spring West Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-0116
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Annexation
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays, Travis, Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Austin Community College District
Submission Number:  2009-0268
Action Date:  02/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Henderson
Subjurisdiction:  Athens
Submission Number:  2009-0317
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Henderson, Kaufman
Subjurisdiction:  Seven Points
Submission Number:  2009-0198
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Deannexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Knox
Subjurisdiction:  Munday Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0271
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Liberty
Subjurisdiction:  Liberty County Hospital District #1
Submission Number:  2009-0267
Action Date:  02/06/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Rockwall
Subjurisdiction:  Fate
Submission Number:  2009-0168
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Notice of withdrawal

TEXAS County:  San Patricio
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0340
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Sherman
Subjurisdiction:  Stratford
Submission Number:  2009-0322
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Tyler
Submission Number:  2009-0260
Action Date:  02/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Tyler
Submission Number:  2009-0326
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Tyler Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0327
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Sutton
Subjurisdiction:  Sonora
Submission Number:  2009-0287
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Sutton
Subjurisdiction:  Sonora Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0308
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Sutton
Subjurisdiction:  Sutton County Underground Water Conservation District
Submission Number:  2009-0328
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Kennedale Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0276
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Numbered positions adopted
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Pflugerville
Submission Number:  2009-0316
Action Date:  02/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Anderson Mill Limited District
Submission Number:  2009-0285
Action Date:  02/10/2009
Creation of special district
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Wise
Subjurisdiction:  Decatur
Submission Number:  2009-0331
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Manassas
Submission Number:  2009-0273
Action Date:  02/06/2009
Voter registration (Additional location)
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Loudoun
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0335
Action Date:  02/11/2009
Precinct (Name change)
Precinct (Added)
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Added)
Election administration
Submission received

The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2008-5848
Action Date:  02/12/2009
Redistricting plan
Annexation

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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