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Notice of preclearance activity under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended

Notice Date: 02/25/2008

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 submissions of voting changes, additional information regarding previous, but still pending submissions, withdrawals of submitted voting changes, objections, requests for the Attorney General to reconsider objections, and filings of declaratory judgment actions were received on the dates indicated.


ALABAMASubjurisdiction: GADSDEN
County: ETOWAH
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Method of election
Districting plan
Term of office
Implementation schedule
Powers and duties
Polling place (Changed)
Candidate qualification procedures (Fees)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Procedures for filling vacancies
Compensation
Other
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0229

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: GARDENDALE
County: JEFFERSON
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0659

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: GULF SHORES
County: BALDWIN
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0674

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: SPRINGVILLE
County: ST. CLAIR
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0604

ALABAMASubjurisdiction:
County: ST. CLAIR
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0603

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: EL MIRAGE
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0672

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: MESA
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 02/15/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0025

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: MESA
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 02/15/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0617

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: PINE-STRAWBERRY WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
County: GILA
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Recall)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0630

ARIZONASubjurisdiction:
County: YAVAPAI
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Ballot format
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0070

CALIFORNIASubjurisdiction:
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Election administration (Ballot access for political parties)
Election administration
Election administration (Ballots)
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Voting method
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-0234

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: BACONTON
County: MITCHELL
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Special election procedures (General election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0669

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: CARTERSVILLE
County: BARTOW
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0643

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: DECATUR
County: DEKALB
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0185

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: DECATUR
County: DEKALB
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0616

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: FARGO
County: CLINCH
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Special election procedures (Cancelled)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0619

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: LEESBURG
County: LEE
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0613

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: MILTON
County: FULTON
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0633

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: ST. MARYS
County: CAMDEN
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Deannexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0654

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: STILLMORE
County: EMANUEL
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Special election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0612

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: CHATHAM
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-0085

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: DEKALB
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Voter registration (Additional location)
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0620

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: GWINNETT
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0639

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: PUTNAM
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2007-5593

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: DE SOTO PARISH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT No1
Parish: DESOTO
Action Date: 02/13/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0615

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: GRAMBLING
Parish: LINCOLN
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0614

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: GUEYDAN
Parish: VERMILION
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0651

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: NEW ORLEANS
Parish: ORLEANS
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0657

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: RUSTON
Parish: LINCOLN
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0627

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction:
Parish: JEFFERSON
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0649

MISSISSIPPISubjurisdiction:
County: HARRISON
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0670

NEW YORKSubjurisdiction: NEW YORK
Borough: BRONX, KINGS, NEW YORK
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Bilingual procedures (Chinese language)
Election administration (Poll workers)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0165

NORTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
County: ROCKINGHAM
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-0511

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: CHEROKEE SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT
County: SPARTANBURG
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0628

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: HARLEYVILLE
County: DORCHESTER
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0636

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: JENKINSVILLE
County: FAIRFIELD
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Special election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0618

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: SIMPSONVILLE
County: GREENVILLE
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-0377

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
County: BEAUFORT
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-0121

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
County: HORRY
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0671

TEXASSubjurisdiction: BAY CITY
County: MATAGORDA
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Annexation
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0626

TEXASSubjurisdiction: BAYTOWN
County: CHAMBERS, HARRIS
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Annexation
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0661

TEXASSubjurisdiction: BEXAR-MEDINA-ATASCOSA COUNTIES WATER CONTROL & IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT No1
County: ATASCOSA, BEXAR, MEDINA
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Annexation
Deannexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0666

TEXASSubjurisdiction: BROOKESMITH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: BROWN, MILLS
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Joint election procedures
General election (Date change)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0644

TEXASSubjurisdiction: BROWNFIELD
County: TERRY
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0634

TEXASSubjurisdiction: CALDWELL COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
County: CALDWELL
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0609

TEXASSubjurisdiction: CISCO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: EASTLAND
Action Date: 02/14/2008
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2007-2570

TEXASSubjurisdiction: COLUMBUS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: AUSTIN, COLORADO
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0623

TEXASSubjurisdiction: CROCKETT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: HOUSTON
Action Date: 02/15/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0624

TEXASSubjurisdiction: DRIPPING SPRINGS
County: HAYS
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0650

TEXASSubjurisdiction: FRIENDSWOOD
County: GALVESTON, HARRIS
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0655

TEXASSubjurisdiction: GLIDDEN FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT No1
County: COLORADO
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2007-5709

TEXASSubjurisdiction: HAPPY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: SWISHER
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0645

TEXASSubjurisdiction: HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No200
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0668

TEXASSubjurisdiction: JEFFERSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
County: JEFFERSON
Action Date: 02/21/2008
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-0110

TEXASSubjurisdiction: KILLEEN
County: BELL
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0646

TEXASSubjurisdiction: KYLE
County: HAYS
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0652

TEXASSubjurisdiction: LA FERIA
County: CAMERON
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0607

TEXASSubjurisdiction: LAKE TRAVIS COMMUNITY LIBRARY DISTRICT
County: TRAVIS
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0653

TEXASSubjurisdiction: LEANDER
County: TRAVIS, WILLIAMSON
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0647

TEXASSubjurisdiction: LONGVIEW INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: GREGG
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0638

TEXASSubjurisdiction: MALAKOFF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: HENDERSON
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0637

TEXASSubjurisdiction: MCGREGOR
County: MCLENNAN
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Special election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0632

TEXASSubjurisdiction: MCKINNEY
County: COLLIN
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Boundary changes
Annexation
Polling place (Added)
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0625

TEXASSubjurisdiction: MERCEDES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: HIDALGO
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Term of office
Implementation schedule
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0648

TEXASSubjurisdiction: MILANO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: MILAM
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0629

TEXASSubjurisdiction: MONTGOMERY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT No6
County: MONTGOMERY
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0667

TEXASSubjurisdiction: MUNDAY
County: KNOX
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0635

TEXASSubjurisdiction: ONALASKA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: POLK
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Voting method (Help America Vote Act)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0622

TEXASSubjurisdiction: POLK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
County: POLK
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0658

TEXASSubjurisdiction: SOCORRO
County: EL PASO
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0660

TEXASSubjurisdiction: SPUR INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: DICKENS
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0608

TEXASSubjurisdiction: STERLING CITY
County: STERLING
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0673

TEXASSubjurisdiction: VAL VERDE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
County: VAL VERDE
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0610

TEXASSubjurisdiction: VERNON
County: WILBARGER
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0662

TEXASSubjurisdiction: VERNON COLLEGE DISTRICT
County: WILBARGER
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0664

TEXASSubjurisdiction: VERNON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: WILBARGER
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0663

TEXASSubjurisdiction: WEBSTER
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Polling place
Ballot format
Special election procedures
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0621

TEXASSubjurisdiction: WEST HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No1
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-0562

TEXASSubjurisdiction: WILBARGER COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL
County: WILBARGER
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Creation of special district
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0665

TEXASSubjurisdiction: YOUNG COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
County: YOUNG
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0605

TEXASSubjurisdiction:
County: JEFFERSON
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0611

TEXASSubjurisdiction:
County: RANDALL
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0631

TEXASSubjurisdiction:
County: RUNNELS
Action Date: 02/20/2008
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-0656

VIRGINIASubjurisdiction: COLONIAL HEIGHTS
Action Date: 02/19/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-0606


Christopher Coates
Acting 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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