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Notice Date 02/28/11

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:  Baldwin
Subjurisdiction:  Foley
Submission Number:  2011-0457
Action Date:  02/24/2011
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Baldwin
Subjurisdiction:  Summerdale
Submission Number:  2011-0400
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Morgan
Subjurisdiction:  Decatur
Submission Number:  2011-0470
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Winston
Subjurisdiction:  Arley
Submission Number:  2011-0408
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Clarks Point
Submission Number:  2011-0209
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Special election procedures (General election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough:  Haines
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0200
Action Date:  02/24/2011
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Additional information received

ALASKA Borough:  Haines
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0200
Action Date:  02/25/2011
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Additional information received

ALASKA Borough:  Matanuska-Susitna
Subjurisdiction:  Palmer
Submission Number:  2011-0429
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Nominating procedures
Submission received

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0423
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Campaign financing provisions
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Graham
Subjurisdiction:  Safford
Submission Number:  2011-0411
Action Date:  02/16/2011
General election (Date change)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa, Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Peoria
Submission Number:  2011-0407
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Annexation
Submission received

FLORIDA County:  Hillsborough
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0066
Action Date:  02/24/2011
Precinct
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0414
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Effingham
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0165
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Notice of withdrawal
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Pike
Subjurisdiction:  Concord
Submission Number:  2011-0185
Action Date:  02/25/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Wayne
Subjurisdiction:  Screven
Submission Number:  2011-0471
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Ascension
Subjurisdiction:  Ascension Parish Fire Protection District #3
Submission Number:  2011-0183
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0415
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish Fire Protection District #6
Submission Number:  2011-0440
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish Fire Protection District #8
Submission Number:  2011-0439
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish Road District #6a
Submission Number:  2011-0441
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish Sales Tax District #3
Submission Number:  2011-0442
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Landry
Subjurisdiction:  Washington
Submission Number:  2011-0171
Action Date:  02/25/2011
Form of government (Mayor-council)
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Simpson
Subjurisdiction:  Magee
Submission Number:  2011-0466
Action Date:  02/25/2011
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0409
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0398
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Sheriff)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Craven
Subjurisdiction:  New Bern
Submission Number:  2011-0417
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville
Submission Number:  2011-0446
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Simpson
Submission Number:  2011-0124
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0402
Action Date:  02/14/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Beaufort
Subjurisdiction:  Port Royal
Submission Number:  2011-0445
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Subjurisdiction:  Summerville
Submission Number:  2011-0455
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington
Subjurisdiction:  Pelion
Submission Number:  2011-0188
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Orangeburg
Subjurisdiction:  Orangeburg
Submission Number:  2011-0438
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Forest Acres
Submission Number:  2011-0449
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Aransas
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0437
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bailey, Lamb
Subjurisdiction:  Muleshoe Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0260
Action Date:  02/24/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bell, Burnet, Coryell, Lampasas
Subjurisdiction:  Lampasas Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0465
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell, Coryell
Subjurisdiction:  Killeen Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0413
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Additional location)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell, Coryell, Lampasas
Subjurisdiction:  Copperas Cove
Submission Number:  2011-0403
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Kirby
Submission Number:  2011-0424
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Live Oak
Submission Number:  2011-0427
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Somerset
Submission Number:  2011-0430
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall
Subjurisdiction:  Comal Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0419
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0467
Action Date:  02/25/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet
Subjurisdiction:  Burnet
Submission Number:  2011-0469
Action Date:  02/25/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet, Llano, Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Burnet Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0468
Action Date:  02/25/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
Submission Number:  2011-0205
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Clay, Jack
Subjurisdiction:  Midway Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0447
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Dallas, Rockwall
Subjurisdiction:  Wylie
Submission Number:  2011-0448
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Precinct (Deleted)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dawson
Subjurisdiction:  Lamesa Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0460
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Argyle
Submission Number:  2011-0473
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Bartonville
Submission Number:  2011-0474
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Numbered positions adopted
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Lewisville Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0406
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Pilot Point
Submission Number:  2011-0238
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Method of election
Number of officials
Powers and duties
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Pilot Point
Submission Number:  2011-0462
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso
Submission Number:  2011-0412
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Italy
Submission Number:  2011-0472
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fayette
Subjurisdiction:  Carmine
Submission Number:  2011-0451
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Gray
Subjurisdiction:  Pampa
Submission Number:  2011-0426
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gray
Subjurisdiction:  Pampa
Submission Number:  2011-0426
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Annexation
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Grayson
Subjurisdiction:  Denison Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0458
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Gregg
Subjurisdiction:  White Oak
Submission Number:  2011-0405
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  San Juan
Submission Number:  2011-0420
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hill, Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  West Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0421
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Numbered positions adopted
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt, Kaufman
Subjurisdiction:  Terrell Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0456
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Nederland
Submission Number:  2011-0450
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Tax)
Runoff election
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson, Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Port Arthur
Submission Number:  2011-0181
Action Date:  02/24/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
General election
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Johnson, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Crowley Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0461
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Kaufman
Subjurisdiction:  Kemp
Submission Number:  2011-0434
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Kendall
Subjurisdiction:  Boerne
Submission Number:  2011-0410
Action Date:  02/16/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lampasas
Subjurisdiction:  Kempner
Submission Number:  2011-0422
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lampasas
Subjurisdiction:  Kempner
Submission Number:  2011-0463
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lampasas
Subjurisdiction:  Lampasas
Submission Number:  2011-0464
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction:  Shiner Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0399
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Liberty
Subjurisdiction:  Liberty
Submission Number:  2011-0418
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0431
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Spring Creek Utility District
Submission Number:  2011-0443
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Nacogdoches
Subjurisdiction:  Nacogdoches
Submission Number:  2011-0453
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Orange
Submission Number:  2011-0172
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Method of election (Single-member districts/at large)
Districting plan
Term of office (Three years)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Terms of office limitation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Orange
Submission Number:  2011-0172
Action Date:  02/24/2011
Method of election (Single-member districts/at large)
Districting plan
Term of office (Three years)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Terms of office limitation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Vidor
Submission Number:  2011-0444
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Weatherford
Submission Number:  2011-0063
Action Date:  02/25/2011
Form of government
Term of office (Three years)
Implementation schedule
Powers and duties (City council)
Powers and duties
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Age requirement)
Procedures for filling vacancies (Charter amendment)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Weatherford
Submission Number:  2011-0063
Action Date:  02/25/2011

TEXAS County:  San Jacinto
Subjurisdiction:  Shepherd
Submission Number:  2011-0454
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Ingleside
Submission Number:  2011-0425
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Center
Submission Number:  2011-0452
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Timpson
Submission Number:  2011-0401
Action Date:  02/18/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Sutton
Subjurisdiction:  Sonora Independent School District
Submission Number:  2011-0459
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Pantego
Submission Number:  2011-0436
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2011-0095
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Annexation
Related submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2011-0373
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Deannexation
Related submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2011-0435
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0070
Action Date:  02/24/2011
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration
Voter registration (Additional location)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Georgetown
Submission Number:  2011-0428
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Williamson County Municipal Utility District #19
Submission Number:  2011-0432
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Consolidation or division of jurisdictions
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Williamson County Municipal Utility District #19a
Submission Number:  2011-0433
Action Date:  02/17/2011
Creation of special district
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Wise
Subjurisdiction:  Bridgeport
Submission Number:  2011-0178
Action Date:  02/22/2011
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0085
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Redistricting procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-0189
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Absentee Voting
Notice of withdrawal
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Fredericksburg
Submission Number:  2011-0220
Action Date:  02/23/2011
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Additional information received

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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