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Notice Date 02/22/11

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 http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/sec_5/notices.php or from the Department of Justice Home Page at http://www.justice.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:  2011-0068
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Political activity
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0068
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Political activity
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Baldwin
Subjurisdiction:  Gulf Shores
Submission Number:  2011-0367
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Elmore
Subjurisdiction:  Wetumpka
Submission Number:  2011-0039
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Annexation
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Elmore
Subjurisdiction:  Wetumpka
Submission Number:  2011-0039
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Annexation
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0379
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Lauderdale
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0347
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

ALASKA Borough:  Haines
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0200
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Greenlee
Subjurisdiction:  Duncan
Submission Number:  2011-0140
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Voting method
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Apache Junction
Submission Number:  2011-0044
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Special election procedures (Recall)
Additional information received

FLORIDA County:  Hillsborough
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0066
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Precinct
Additional information received

FLORIDA County:  Hillsborough
Subjurisdiction:  Tampa
Submission Number:  2010-4542
Action Date:  02/04/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Athens-Clarke
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0366
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Bulloch
Subjurisdiction:  Statesboro
Submission Number:  2011-0375
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Clayton
Subjurisdiction:  Lovejoy
Submission Number:  2011-0374
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Coffee
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0356
Action Date:  02/07/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Columbia
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0362
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction:  Clarkston
Submission Number:  2010-4567
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Staggered terms
Term of office (Two years)
Powers and duties
Election administration (Charter amendment)
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Pierce
Subjurisdiction:  Patterson
Submission Number:  2011-0358
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Pike
Subjurisdiction:  Concord
Submission Number:  2011-0185
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Rabun
Subjurisdiction:  Mountain City
Submission Number:  2010-4562
Action Date:  01/25/2011
Voting method (Electronic)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Tift
Subjurisdiction:  Tifton
Submission Number:  2011-0346
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0348
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction:  East Baton Rouge Parish Fire Protection District #6
Submission Number:  2011-0111
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction:  East Side Fire Protection District #5
Submission Number:  2011-0104
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0378
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Prentiss
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0372
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Voting method
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Rankin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0143
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Location established)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Winston
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0386
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Voting method
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Pleasant
Submission Number:  2011-0343
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Clarendon
Subjurisdiction:  Summerton
Submission Number:  2011-0385
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Columbia
Submission Number:  2011-0361
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Mccormick
Subjurisdiction:  Mccormick
Submission Number:  2011-0365
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0364
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Easley
Submission Number:  2011-0377
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Angelina
Subjurisdiction:  Lufkin
Submission Number:  2011-0249
Action Date:  02/02/2011
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Harker Heights
Submission Number:  2011-0335
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bowie
Subjurisdiction:  Wake Village
Submission Number:  2011-0380
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brown
Subjurisdiction:  Bangs
Submission Number:  2011-0336
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brown
Subjurisdiction:  Brown County Water Improvement District #1
Submission Number:  2011-0341
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brown
Subjurisdiction:  Brownwood
Submission Number:  2011-0338
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brown
Subjurisdiction:  Early Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0339
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brown, Coleman
Subjurisdiction:  Bangs Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0337
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brown, Comanche
Subjurisdiction:  Blanket Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0342
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brown, Comanche
Subjurisdiction:  May Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0340
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0392
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Laguna Vista
Submission Number:  2011-0360
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Baytown
Submission Number:  2011-0390
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Baytown Crime Control & Prevention District
Submission Number:  2011-0391
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Baytown Fire Control Prevention And Emergency Medical Services District
Submission Number:  2011-0352
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Memphis Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0370
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Princeton Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0387
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  New Braunfels Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0376
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ferris
Submission Number:  2011-0357
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ovilla
Submission Number:  2011-0355
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dawson
Subjurisdiction:  Dawson County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2011-0353
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Eastland
Subjurisdiction:  Eastland
Submission Number:  2011-0383
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Erath
Subjurisdiction:  Stephenville
Submission Number:  2011-0369
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fannin
Subjurisdiction:  Savoy
Submission Number:  2011-0176
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fayette
Subjurisdiction:  Flatonia Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0219
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fisher, Jones, Stonewall
Subjurisdiction:  Hamlin Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0396
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District #15
Submission Number:  2011-0041
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  La Porte Fire Control, Prevention, And Emergency Medical Services District
Submission Number:  2010-4524
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Resubmission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Webster
Submission Number:  2011-0384
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Henderson
Subjurisdiction:  Payne Springs
Submission Number:  2011-0382
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Houston
Subjurisdiction:  Crockett Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0381
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0393
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hutchinson
Subjurisdiction:  Hutchinson County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2011-0354
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont
Submission Number:  2011-0368
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Precinct (Consolidation)
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Port Neches
Submission Number:  2011-0345
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Voting method
Runoff election (Date set)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Crowley
Submission Number:  2011-0359
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Llano
Subjurisdiction:  Llano Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0388
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery County Water Control & Improvement District #1
Submission Number:  2011-0113
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0389
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Sabine
Subjurisdiction:  Hemphill
Submission Number:  2011-0350
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Sabine
Subjurisdiction:  Hemphill Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0351
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  San Jacinto
Subjurisdiction:  Shepherd Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0344
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Shackelford
Subjurisdiction:  Moran
Submission Number:  2011-0395
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0371
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Winona
Submission Number:  2011-0089
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tom Green
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0363
Action Date:  02/15/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2011-0095
Action Date:  01/25/2011
Annexation
Related submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2011-0095
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2011-0373
Action Date:  01/25/2011
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Brenham
Submission Number:  2011-0349
Action Date:  02/11/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Wise
Subjurisdiction:  Bridgeport
Submission Number:  2011-0178
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0118
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

T. Christian Herren, Jr.
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
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