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

Notice Date: 4/22/2013

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:  Jefferson, Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Birmingham
Submission Number:  2013-1316
Action Date:  04/17/2013
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Candidate qualification procedures
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson, Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Birmingham School District
Submission Number:  2013-1307
Action Date:  04/17/2013
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Skagway
Submission Number:  2013-1314
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Election administration
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction:  Ganado Fire District
Submission Number:  2013-1311
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Voting method (By-mail)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Kennesaw
Submission Number:  2013-0410
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Annexation
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Kennesaw
Submission Number:  2013-1283
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Floyd
Subjurisdiction:  Rome
Submission Number:  2013-1172
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Annexation
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Floyd
Subjurisdiction:  Rome
Submission Number:  2013-1260
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Macon
Subjurisdiction:  Montezuma
Submission Number:  2013-1302
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Montgomery, Toombs
Subjurisdiction:  Vidalia
Submission Number:  2013-1285
Action Date:  04/11/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Paulding
Subjurisdiction:  Hiram
Submission Number:  2013-1284
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Toombs
Subjurisdiction:  Lyons
Submission Number:  2013-1306
Action Date:  04/11/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction:  Acadia Parish Seventh Parish Jury Ward
Submission Number:  2013-1295
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction:  Crowley Service Area Fire Protection District #11
Submission Number:  2013-1294
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier
Subjurisdiction:  Bossier City
Submission Number:  2013-1293
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Catahoula
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1292
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Carroll
Subjurisdiction:  East Carroll Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0754
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Crowville Fire District
Submission Number:  2013-1299
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberville
Subjurisdiction:  Iberville Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-1281
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-1282
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson Davis
Subjurisdiction:  Jennings
Submission Number:  2013-1297
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Hospital Service District #1
Submission Number:  2013-1300
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Livingston
Subjurisdiction:  Livingston Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0651
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Madison Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0658
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Plaquemines
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1265
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Plaquemines
Subjurisdiction:  Plaquemines Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-1266
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish Law Enforcement District
Submission Number:  2013-1301
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. John The Baptist
Subjurisdiction:  St. John The Baptist Parish School District #1
Submission Number:  2013-1290
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Tensas
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1291
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Carroll
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1298
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-0003
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Amite
Subjurisdiction:  Gloster
Submission Number:  2013-0950
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Carroll
Subjurisdiction:  Vaiden
Submission Number:  2013-1261
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jefferson Davis
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1263
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0981
Action Date:  04/17/2013
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Tupelo
Submission Number:  2013-1315
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Prentiss
Subjurisdiction:  Jumpertown
Submission Number:  2013-0858
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford, Randolph
Subjurisdiction:  Archdale
Submission Number:  2013-0590
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Martin
Subjurisdiction:  Williamston
Submission Number:  2013-1289
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Northampton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1312
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Rockingham
Subjurisdiction:  Stoneville
Submission Number:  2013-0671
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Implementation schedule
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Rockingham
Subjurisdiction:  Stoneville
Submission Number:  2013-0671
Action Date:  04/19/2013
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Implementation schedule
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Chester
Subjurisdiction:  Lando Fire District
Submission Number:  1991-2451
Action Date:  04/19/2013
Creation of special district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Darlington
Subjurisdiction:  Hartsville
Submission Number:  2012-5686
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Election administration
Resubmission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Blythewood
Submission Number:  2012-5280
Action Date:  04/08/2013
Annexation
Resubmission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Blythewood
Submission Number:  2013-1267
Action Date:  04/08/2013
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Mccormick
Subjurisdiction:  Mccormick County School District #4
Submission Number:  2013-1310
Action Date:  04/17/2013
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
Submission Number:  2013-0757
Action Date:  04/17/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Austin
Subjurisdiction:  Bellville Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1046
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bee, Live Oak, San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Mathis Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0855
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bee, Live Oak, San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Mathis Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0855
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction:  Port Lavaca
Submission Number:  2013-0725
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collin, Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Sachse
Submission Number:  2013-0640
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  Clint
Submission Number:  2013-1287
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso
Submission Number:  2013-0837
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5818
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Transfer of powers
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fayette
Subjurisdiction:  Round Top-Carmine Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0560
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Foard
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1262
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  First Colony Municipal Utility District #9
Submission Number:  2013-1259
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Meadowcreek Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  1985-0422
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Incorporation
Special election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Chelford City Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-0766
Action Date:  04/17/2013
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #33
Submission Number:  2013-1264
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #382
Submission Number:  2013-1288
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #404
Submission Number:  2013-0821
Action Date:  04/15/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Voting method
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #410
Submission Number:  2013-1304
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Kirkmont Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-1303
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Voting method
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Parklands Municipal Utility District #1
Submission Number:  2013-0586
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Creation of special district
Annexation
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Bilingual procedures
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Joint election procedures

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Parklands Municipal Utility District #1
Submission Number:  2013-0586
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hockley, Lubbock
Subjurisdiction:  Frenship Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1279
Action Date:  02/25/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hockley, Lubbock
Subjurisdiction:  Frenship Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1279
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson, Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Port Arthur
Submission Number:  2013-1286
Action Date:  04/12/2013
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Cleburne Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0685
Action Date:  04/12/2013
Election administration
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Tyler Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0704
Action Date:  04/19/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Keller
Submission Number:  2013-0802
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeside
Submission Number:  2013-0789
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Saginaw
Submission Number:  2013-0656
Action Date:  04/19/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Terry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0702
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Election administration
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Travis County Municipal Utility District #17
Submission Number:  2013-0682
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Creation of special district
Deannexation
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Bilingual procedures (Vietnamese language)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Election administration
Voting method
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Joint election procedures

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Travis County Municipal Utility District #17
Submission Number:  2013-0682
Action Date:  04/18/2013
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Uvalde
Subjurisdiction:  Uvalde
Submission Number:  2013-1296
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Accomack
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1313
Action Date:  04/18/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Caroline
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1305
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Patrick
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1075
Action Date:  04/17/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
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 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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