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

Notice Date: 5/6/2013

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
Subjurisdiction:  Hueytown
Submission Number:  2013-1422
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Skagway
Submission Number:  2013-1314
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Election administration
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Chandler
Submission Number:  2013-1421
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Rincon Valley Fire District
Submission Number:  2013-1452
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Kings
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1432
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Athens-Clarke
Subjurisdiction:  Athens-Clarke County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1455
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Registration Drive)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Bulloch
Subjurisdiction:  Statesboro
Submission Number:  2013-1417
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction:  Doraville
Submission Number:  2013-1459
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Douglasville
Submission Number:  2012-4542
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Redistricting plan
Election administration
Response to Requested Information
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Gordon
Subjurisdiction:  Fairmount
Submission Number:  2013-1464
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Grady
Subjurisdiction:  Whigham
Submission Number:  2013-1423
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Greene
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1473
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Redistricting plan (Commission)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Greene
Subjurisdiction:  Greene County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1414
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Monroe
Subjurisdiction:  Forsyth
Submission Number:  2013-1418
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Mansfield
Submission Number:  2013-0916
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Plurality vote requirement
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Mansfield
Submission Number:  2013-0916
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Plurality vote requirement
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Newton County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1420
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Registration Drive)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction:  Church Point
Submission Number:  2013-0965
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Ascension
Subjurisdiction:  Ascension Parish Fire Protection District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5328
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Special election procedures
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Beauregard, Vernon
Subjurisdiction:  De Ridder
Submission Number:  2013-1416
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier
Subjurisdiction:  Bossier City
Submission Number:  2013-1293
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Related submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier
Subjurisdiction:  Bossier City
Submission Number:  2013-1472
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Dequincy
Submission Number:  2002-1339
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Sulphur
Submission Number:  2013-1451
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson Davis
Subjurisdiction:  Jennings
Submission Number:  2013-1297
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafayette, St. Martin
Subjurisdiction:  Broussard
Submission Number:  2013-0963
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafayette, St. Martin
Subjurisdiction:  Broussard
Submission Number:  2013-1415
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Rayville
Submission Number:  2013-0984
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Tangipahoa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1408
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Carroll
Subjurisdiction:  West Carroll Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-0951
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Notice of withdrawal
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Winn
Subjurisdiction:  Winn Parish Communications District
Submission Number:  1997-4154
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Creation of special district
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Winn
Subjurisdiction:  Winn Parish Communications District
Submission Number:  1997-4162
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  1996-0055
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1425
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Election administration
Submission received

MICHIGAN County:  Allegan
Subjurisdiction:  Clyde
Submission Number:  2013-1426
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Election administration
Submission received

MICHIGAN County:  Saginaw
Subjurisdiction:  Buena Vista
Submission Number:  2013-1427
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Election administration
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-0003
Action Date:  04/16/2013
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-0003
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Attala
Subjurisdiction:  Kosciusko
Submission Number:  2013-0164
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Redistricting plan (Board of alderpersons)
Precinct (Realignment)
Response to Requested Information

MISSISSIPPI County:  Rankin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1350
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Sunflower
Subjurisdiction:  Inverness
Submission Number:  2013-0940
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Voting method (Touch screen)
Additional information received

NEW YORK Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1409
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Voting method
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2013-1407
Action Date:  04/25/2013
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2013-1410
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Granville
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1430
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Granville
Subjurisdiction:  Granville County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1431
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Harnett
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1385
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Precinct (Name change)
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Location established)
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wayne
Subjurisdiction:  Goldsboro
Submission Number:  2013-1448
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1437
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Beaufort
Subjurisdiction:  Port Royal
Submission Number:  2013-1454
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Folly Beach
Submission Number:  2013-1018
Action Date:  04/30/2013
General election (Date change)
Notice of withdrawal

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Pleasant
Submission Number:  2013-1457
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Florence
Subjurisdiction:  Lake City
Submission Number:  2013-1447
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Orangeburg
Subjurisdiction:  Orangeburg
Submission Number:  2013-1194
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Easley
Submission Number:  2013-1460
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Lyman
Submission Number:  2013-1444
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Sumter
Subjurisdiction:  Sumter
Submission Number:  2013-0050
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Sumter
Subjurisdiction:  Sumter
Submission Number:  2013-0490
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Sumter
Subjurisdiction:  Sumter
Submission Number:  2013-0987
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  Tega Cay
Submission Number:  2013-1449
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Anderson
Subjurisdiction:  Frankston Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1014
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Armstrong
Subjurisdiction:  Claude
Submission Number:  2013-0978
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bee
Subjurisdiction:  Beeville
Submission Number:  2013-1428
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet, Llano
Subjurisdiction:  Horseshoe Bay
Submission Number:  2013-1508
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Los Indios
Submission Number:  2013-1411
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Cuney
Submission Number:  2013-1419
Action Date:  04/26/2013
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas
Submission Number:  2013-1115
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Denton County Municipal Utility District #7
Submission Number:  2013-1441
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton, Tarrant, Wise
Subjurisdiction:  Northwest Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1463
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dewitt
Subjurisdiction:  Yorktown
Submission Number:  2003-2374
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Method of election (At large)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Dewitt
Subjurisdiction:  Yorktown
Submission Number:  2013-0544
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso
Submission Number:  2013-0837
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
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:  2013-0961
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ellis County Emergency Services District #9
Submission Number:  2013-0805
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ellis County Emergency Services District #9
Submission Number:  2013-0805
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Emergency Services District #11
Submission Number:  2013-1027
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Humble Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1424
Action Date:  04/26/2013
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Humble Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1450
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris, Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Harris-Montgomery Counties Municipal Utility District #386
Submission Number:  2013-1413
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Wimberley
Submission Number:  2013-1462
Action Date:  04/30/2013
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Henderson, Smith, Van Zandt
Subjurisdiction:  Van Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1429
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hutchinson
Subjurisdiction:  Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0883
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Cleburne
Submission Number:  2013-1439
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Runoff election
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Cleburne Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1488
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Midland
Subjurisdiction:  Midland County Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-0990
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Creation of special district
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Bilingual procedures
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Electronic)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District #5
Submission Number:  2013-1456
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Polk
Subjurisdiction:  Onalaska Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0994
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Stephens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1445
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Arlington
Submission Number:  2013-0928
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Terry
Subjurisdiction:  Wellman-Union Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0851
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tom Green
Subjurisdiction:  San Angelo
Submission Number:  2013-0918
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Polling place (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Upton
Subjurisdiction:  Rankin Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0826
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Uvalde
Subjurisdiction:  Sabinal Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1453
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Wharton
Subjurisdiction:  Wharton
Submission Number:  2013-1446
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1433
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Absentee Voting
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1435
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Election administration (Election day activities)
Procedures for filling vacancies (Board of elections)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1436
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Voter registration (Procedures)
Voter registration
Election administration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1438
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Nominating procedures
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1440
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Election administration (Recount procedures)
Redistricting procedures
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1443
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Election administration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1458
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Voter registration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1465
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Purge/reidentification of voters
Voter registration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1466
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Voter registration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1467
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Election administration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1468
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Election administration
Election administration (Election day activities)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1469
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Voter registration
Election administration (Ballots)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1470
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Election administration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1471
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Nominating procedures
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Henrico
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1442
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Pittsylvania
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1461
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Voting method (Machine)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
NORTH CAROLINA County:  Rockingham
Subjurisdiction:  Stoneville
Submission Number:  2013-0671
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Implementation schedule

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
Redistricting Census Information
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