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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 03/09/2009
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:  Dale, Henry, Houston
Subjurisdiction:  Dothan
Submission Number:  2009-0583
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Auburn
Submission Number:  2009-0171
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Auburn
Submission Number:  2009-0194
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Auburn
Submission Number:  2009-0576
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Dewey-Humboldt
Submission Number:  2009-0527
Action Date:  02/18/2009
Election administration
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0529
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Special election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Merced
Subjurisdiction:  Merced City School District
Submission Number:  2009-0133
Action Date:  03/05/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Additional information received

CALIFORNIA County:  Monterey
Subjurisdiction:  Gonzales
Submission Number:  2009-0584
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Special election procedures
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Burke
Subjurisdiction:  Midville
Submission Number:  2009-0544
Action Date:  02/24/2009
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Habersham
Subjurisdiction:  Clarkesville
Submission Number:  2009-0156
Action Date:  03/06/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Henry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0573
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Voter registration (Additional location)
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Pike
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0539
Action Date:  02/25/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction:  Acadia Parish Seventh Parish Jury Ward
Submission Number:  2009-0548
Action Date:  02/23/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Avoyelles
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0080
Action Date:  02/27/2009
Redistricting plan (Police jury)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Evangeline
Subjurisdiction:  Evangeline Parish School District #7
Submission Number:  2009-0547
Action Date:  02/23/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Tallulah
Submission Number:  2009-0263
Action Date:  02/27/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  New Orleans
Submission Number:  2009-0580
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Plaquemines
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0483
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0565
Action Date:  02/25/2009
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Humphreys
Subjurisdiction:  Isola
Submission Number:  2009-0540
Action Date:  02/25/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Gautier
Submission Number:  2009-0569
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Moss Point
Submission Number:  2009-0570
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Ocean Springs
Submission Number:  2009-0564
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Election administration
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Panola
Subjurisdiction:  Sardis
Submission Number:  2009-0541
Action Date:  02/25/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pike
Subjurisdiction:  Magnolia
Submission Number:  2009-0543
Action Date:  02/24/2009
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Craven
Subjurisdiction:  New Bern
Submission Number:  2009-0406
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Craven
Subjurisdiction:  New Bern
Submission Number:  2009-0424
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Craven
Subjurisdiction:  New Bern
Submission Number:  2009-0592
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Cumberland
Subjurisdiction:  Eastover
Submission Number:  2009-0542
Action Date:  02/25/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Dillon
Subjurisdiction:  Dillon
Submission Number:  2009-0546
Action Date:  02/23/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Blythewood
Submission Number:  2009-0403
Action Date:  03/06/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  Bethel Rural Fire District
Submission Number:  2009-0532
Action Date:  02/27/2009
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Temple Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0563
Action Date:  03/04/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0256
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Clifton
Submission Number:  2009-0289
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Cranfills Gap
Submission Number:  2009-0290
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Cranfills Gap Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0296
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Iredell
Submission Number:  2009-0291
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Iredell Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0301
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Kopperl Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0297
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Meridian
Submission Number:  2009-0292
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Meridian Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0298
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Morgan
Submission Number:  2009-0293
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Morgan Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0299
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Valley Mills
Submission Number:  2009-0294
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Walnut Springs
Submission Number:  2009-0295
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Walnut Springs Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0300
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell
Subjurisdiction:  Lockhart Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0537
Action Date:  02/26/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays
Subjurisdiction:  San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0589
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Hays
Subjurisdiction:  County Line Water Supply Corporation
Submission Number:  2009-0465
Action Date:  02/23/2009
Creation of special district
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Hays
Subjurisdiction:  County Line Water Supply Corporation
Submission Number:  2009-0465
Action Date:  02/25/2009
Creation of special district
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
Submission Number:  2009-0067
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Staggered terms
Implementation schedule
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
Submission Number:  2009-0427
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Annexation
Deannexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Dallas, Rockwall
Subjurisdiction:  Wylie
Submission Number:  2009-0582
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collin, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Plano
Submission Number:  2009-0566
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Fannin, Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  Hickory Creek Special Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-0420
Action Date:  03/04/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Collingsworth, Donley, Gray, Wheeler
Subjurisdiction:  Mclean Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0553
Action Date:  02/20/2009
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Farmers Branch
Submission Number:  2009-0489
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Corinth Crime Control & Prevention District
Submission Number:  2009-0530
Action Date:  02/26/2009
Election administration
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Double Oak
Submission Number:  2009-0578
Action Date:  03/03/2009
General election (Date set)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Lewisville Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0556
Action Date:  02/26/2009
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton, Parker, Tarrant, Wise
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Worth
Submission Number:  2009-0574
Action Date:  03/04/2009
Boundary changes
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Falls, Robertson
Subjurisdiction:  Bremond Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0559
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Rosenberg
Submission Number:  2009-0567
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Deannexation
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District #2
Submission Number:  2009-0533
Action Date:  02/27/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Gray
Subjurisdiction:  Grandview-Hopkins Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0554
Action Date:  02/20/2009
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gray
Subjurisdiction:  Lefors
Submission Number:  2009-0549
Action Date:  02/20/2009
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gray
Subjurisdiction:  Lefors Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0552
Action Date:  02/20/2009
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gray
Subjurisdiction:  Mclean
Submission Number:  2009-0550
Action Date:  02/20/2009
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gray
Subjurisdiction:  Pampa Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0551
Action Date:  02/20/2009
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hardin
Subjurisdiction:  Kountze
Submission Number:  2009-0534
Action Date:  02/24/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hardin
Subjurisdiction:  Kountze Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0535
Action Date:  02/24/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #180
Submission Number:  2009-0568
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree
Subjurisdiction:  Booker Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0555
Action Date:  02/26/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hill
Subjurisdiction:  Hillsboro
Submission Number:  2009-0536
Action Date:  03/04/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hudspeth
Subjurisdiction:  Dell City Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0538
Action Date:  02/25/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0531
Action Date:  02/27/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Nederland Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0588
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Port Of Port Arthur Navigation District
Submission Number:  2009-0591
Action Date:  02/27/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Sabine Pass Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0590
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson, Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Port Arthur
Submission Number:  2009-0557
Action Date:  02/27/2009
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Paris
Submission Number:  2009-0585
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Leon
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0528
Action Date:  02/27/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lipscomb
Subjurisdiction:  Booker
Submission Number:  2009-0586
Action Date:  02/26/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lipscomb
Subjurisdiction:  Booker Hospital District
Submission Number:  2009-0587
Action Date:  02/26/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lubbock
Subjurisdiction:  Lubbock Independent School District
Submission Number:  2008-5688
Action Date:  03/04/2009
Staggered terms (At-large seats)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Waco
Submission Number:  2009-0571
Action Date:  03/04/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Waco Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0572
Action Date:  03/04/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Pecos
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Stockton
Submission Number:  2009-0440
Action Date:  02/28/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Robertson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-0560
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Robertson
Subjurisdiction:  Bremond
Submission Number:  2009-0558
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Robertson
Subjurisdiction:  Franklin Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0517
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Robertson
Subjurisdiction:  Hearne
Submission Number:  2009-0561
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Robertson
Subjurisdiction:  Hearne Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0562
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Sabine
Subjurisdiction:  Hemphill
Submission Number:  2009-0521
Action Date:  03/05/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Sabine
Subjurisdiction:  Hemphill Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0522
Action Date:  03/05/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Sabine
Subjurisdiction:  Sabine County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2009-0577
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Sherman
Subjurisdiction:  Stratford
Submission Number:  2009-0322
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Worth
Submission Number:  2009-0575
Action Date:  03/04/2009
Boundary changes
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Hutto
Submission Number:  2009-0581
Action Date:  03/02/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Liberty Hill
Submission Number:  2009-0545
Action Date:  02/24/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Winkler
Subjurisdiction:  Wink
Submission Number:  2009-0579
Action Date:  03/03/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

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 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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