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

Notice Date: 2/25/2013

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:  Blount
Subjurisdiction:  Oneonta
Submission Number:  1998-3696
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Boundary changes
Annexation
Deannexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2013-0065
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction:  Tuscaloosa
Submission Number:  2013-0277
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Redistricting plan
Compensation
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2013-0142
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Additional information received

CALIFORNIA County:  Butte, Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  North Yuba Water District
Submission Number:  2013-0459
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2013-0094
Action Date:  02/21/2013
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:  02/19/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Notice of withdrawal

GEORGIA County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Woodstock
Submission Number:  2013-0311
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Woodstock
Submission Number:  2013-0311
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Clay
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0457
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Special election procedures (Cancelled)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Coweta
Subjurisdiction:  Newnan
Submission Number:  2013-0413
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hart
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0429
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Heard
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0443
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Macon-Bibb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0447
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Nonpartisan elections
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Mitchell
Subjurisdiction:  Pelham
Submission Number:  2013-0415
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Schley
Subjurisdiction:  Ellaville
Submission Number:  2013-0331
Action Date:  02/22/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Charles
Submission Number:  2013-0167
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction:  East Baton Rouge Parish Consolidated School District #1
Submission Number:  2013-0435
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Pineville
Submission Number:  2012-5905
Action Date:  02/12/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Pineville
Submission Number:  2013-0402
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Pineville
Submission Number:  2013-0402
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Pineville
Submission Number:  2013-0402
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0001
Action Date:  02/14/2013
Redistricting plan
Resubmission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Tangipahoa
Subjurisdiction:  Hammond
Submission Number:  2013-0460
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Webster
Subjurisdiction:  Sarepta
Submission Number:  2013-0441
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0434
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Winn
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0440
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-0003
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-0003
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Chickasaw, Monroe
Subjurisdiction:  Okolona Municipal Separate School District
Submission Number:  2013-0067
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Other
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Chickasaw, Monroe
Subjurisdiction:  Okolona Municipal Separate School District
Submission Number:  2013-0067
Action Date:  02/22/2013
Other
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Pass Christian
Submission Number:  2013-0411
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2013-0124
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Itawamba
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0243
Action Date:  02/22/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Pascagoula
Submission Number:  2013-0428
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Polling place (Name change)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lauderdale
Subjurisdiction:  Meridian
Submission Number:  2012-5232
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Sunflower
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0426
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Sunflower
Subjurisdiction:  Sunflower County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0446
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Cumberland
Subjurisdiction:  Spring Lake
Submission Number:  2013-0442
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Lynchburg
Submission Number:  2013-0419
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Easley
Submission Number:  2013-0458
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Angelina
Subjurisdiction:  Lufkin
Submission Number:  2013-0444
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Archer, Wichita
Subjurisdiction:  Holliday Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0409
Action Date:  02/15/2013
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Austin, Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Brenham Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0438
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Implementation schedule
Special election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Temple
Submission Number:  2013-0431
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0403
Action Date:  02/11/2013
Precinct (Renumbering)
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Additional location)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque, Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  China Spring Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0453
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collingsworth, Donley, Gray, Wheeler
Subjurisdiction:  Mclean Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0416
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Colorado
Subjurisdiction:  Columbus
Submission Number:  2013-0417
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Annexation
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Irving
Submission Number:  2013-0412
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Richardson Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0421
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Special election procedures
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ovilla
Submission Number:  2013-0408
Action Date:  02/15/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ellis County Emergency Services District #3
Submission Number:  2013-0436
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Vernon
Submission Number:  2013-0218
Action Date:  02/22/2013
Annexation
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0448
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Consolidation)
Precinct (Renumbering)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #418
Submission Number:  2013-0064
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Deannexation
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Bilingual procedures (Chinese language)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays, Travis, Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Austin
Submission Number:  2013-0040
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hemphill
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0224
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Voting method
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Mcallen
Submission Number:  2013-0439
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Penitas
Submission Number:  2013-0037
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hunt, Kaufman
Subjurisdiction:  Terrell Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0456
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jim Hogg
Subjurisdiction:  Jim Hogg County Independent School District
Submission Number:  2008-0242
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Alvarado Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0461
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Karnes
Subjurisdiction:  Kenedy Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0454
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Kaufman
Subjurisdiction:  Terrell
Submission Number:  2013-0455
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Kendall
Subjurisdiction:  Boerne
Submission Number:  2013-0462
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Kendall
Subjurisdiction:  Boerne
Submission Number:  2013-0462
Action Date:  02/20/2013

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction:  Hallettsville
Submission Number:  2013-0449
Action Date:  02/13/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction:  Lavaca County Flood Control District
Submission Number:  2013-0451
Action Date:  02/13/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction:  Lavaca County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2013-0450
Action Date:  02/13/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Llano
Subjurisdiction:  Llano Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0420
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Llano
Subjurisdiction:  Llano Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0420
Action Date:  02/19/2013
TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Lorena
Submission Number:  2013-0321
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Mclennan County Junior College District
Submission Number:  2013-0433
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Electronic)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Mclennan County Junior College District
Submission Number:  2013-0433
Action Date:  02/20/2013

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Waco
Submission Number:  2013-0430
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Name change)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Electronic)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Waco
Submission Number:  2013-0430
Action Date:  02/20/2013

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Waco Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0432
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Electronic)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Waco Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0432
Action Date:  02/20/2013
TEXAS County:  Medina
Subjurisdiction:  Castroville
Submission Number:  2013-0424
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Nacogdoches, Rusk
Subjurisdiction:  Cushing Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0452
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Rusk
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0427
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Stephens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0425
Action Date:  02/20/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Georgetown
Submission Number:  2013-0414
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Annexation
Deannexation
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Falls Church
Submission Number:  2013-0006
Action Date:  02/21/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Candidate qualification procedures
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Henry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0418
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Voter registration (Additional location)
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Tazewell
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0437
Action Date:  02/19/2013
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

On the date(s) indicated, a declaratory judgment seeking termination of coverage (bailout) under Section 4 was filed.
CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2013-0422
Action Date:  01/14/2013
Election administration

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Falls Church
Submission Number:  2013-0423
Action Date:  02/15/2013
Election administration

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 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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