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

Notice Date: 5/13/2013

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:  Calhoun, Etowah
Subjurisdiction:  Southside
Submission Number:  2013-1529
Action Date:  05/06/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Chambers
Subjurisdiction:  Lanett
Submission Number:  2013-1509
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Section
Submission Number:  2013-0936
Action Date:  05/06/2013
Annexation
Notice of withdrawal

ALABAMA County:  Morgan
Subjurisdiction:  Priceville
Submission Number:  2013-1511
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Chelsea
Submission Number:  2013-1536
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction:  Tuscaloosa
Submission Number:  2013-1249
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
Submission Number:  2013-1525
Action Date:  05/06/2013
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Olivehurst Public Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-1521
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Olivehurst Public Utility District Community Facilities District #2004-1
Submission Number:  2013-1523
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Creation of special district
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Olivehurst Public Utility District Community Facilities District #2005-2
Submission Number:  2013-1527
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Creation of special district
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Olivehurst Public Utility District Community Facilities District #2006-1
Submission Number:  2013-1528
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Creation of special district
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Olivehurst Public Utility District North Plumas Lake Community District #2005-1
Submission Number:  2013-1526
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Creation of special district
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Bibb
Subjurisdiction:  Payne City
Submission Number:  2013-1159
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Consolidation or division of jurisdictions
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Clinch
Subjurisdiction:  Argyle
Submission Number:  2013-1543
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Election administration
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Macon-Bibb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1158
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Consolidation or division of jurisdictions
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Mcduffie
Subjurisdiction:  Mcduffie County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1546
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Pierce
Subjurisdiction:  Patterson
Submission Number:  2013-1538
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Pulaski
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1541
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Pulaski
Subjurisdiction:  Hawkinsville
Submission Number:  2013-1578
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Tift
Subjurisdiction:  Tifton
Submission Number:  2013-1514
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Avoyelles
Subjurisdiction:  Bunkie
Submission Number:  2013-1533
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Winnsboro
Submission Number:  2013-1593
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-1282
Action Date:  05/06/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Martin
Subjurisdiction:  St. Martinville
Submission Number:  2013-1548
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Martin
Subjurisdiction:  St. Martinville
Submission Number:  2013-1548
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Mary
Subjurisdiction:  Franklin
Submission Number:  2013-1535
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Mary
Subjurisdiction:  Franklin
Submission Number:  2013-1535
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Tangipahoa
Subjurisdiction:  Hammond
Submission Number:  2013-1156
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Winn
Subjurisdiction:  Winnfield
Submission Number:  2013-1592
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1425
Action Date:  04/29/2013
Election administration
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1591
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Bolivar
Subjurisdiction:  North Bolivar Consolidated School District
Submission Number:  2013-1348
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Bolivar
Subjurisdiction:  West Bolivar Consolidated School District
Submission Number:  2013-1349
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0981
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Rankin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1350
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Rankin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1350
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2013-0942
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Sylva
Submission Number:  2013-1520
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1437
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville, Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Greer
Submission Number:  2013-1534
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Election administration
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1516
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Mccormick
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1512
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Precinct
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Mccormick
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1512
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Precinct
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Richland County School District #1
Submission Number:  2013-1072
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  York
Submission Number:  2013-1157
Action Date:  05/06/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  York
Submission Number:  2013-1157
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Andrews
Subjurisdiction:  Andrews
Submission Number:  2013-1545
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Austin
Subjurisdiction:  Sealy
Submission Number:  2013-1238
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bastrop
Subjurisdiction:  Xs Ranch Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-1589
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Danbury Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1539
Action Date:  05/08/2013
General election
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet, Llano
Subjurisdiction:  Horseshoe Bay
Submission Number:  2013-1508
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet, Llano
Subjurisdiction:  Horseshoe Bay
Submission Number:  2013-1508
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell
Subjurisdiction:  Caldwell-Hays County Emergency Services #1
Submission Number:  2013-1563
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Port Isabel
Submission Number:  2013-0909
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Notice of withdrawal

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1517
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Cross Roads
Submission Number:  2013-1524
Action Date:  05/06/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Donley
Subjurisdiction:  Clarendon Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1590
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Ellis, Navarro
Subjurisdiction:  Ennis Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1519
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #25
Submission Number:  2013-1139
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Meadowcreek Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  1985-0422
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Special election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Bridgeland Management District
Submission Number:  2013-1515
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Creation of special district
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Bilingual procedures
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #185
Submission Number:  2013-1513
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Bilingual procedures (Chinese language)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Pasadena Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1580
Action Date:  05/09/2013
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto
Subjurisdiction:  Lone Star College System
Submission Number:  2013-1518
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto
Subjurisdiction:  Lone Star College System
Submission Number:  2013-1518
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Waskom
Submission Number:  2013-1542
Action Date:  05/07/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Hays County Emergency Services District #2
Submission Number:  2013-1559
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Annexation
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Hays County Emergency Services District #6
Submission Number:  2013-1564
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Hays County Emergency Services District #8
Submission Number:  2013-1565
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Annexation
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  South Hays County Emergency Services District #3
Submission Number:  2013-1553
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont
Submission Number:  2013-1522
Action Date:  05/02/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont
Submission Number:  2013-1522
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Leon
Subjurisdiction:  Marquez
Submission Number:  2007-5357
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Parker County Emergency Services District #1
Submission Number:  2013-1551
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Annexation
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Potter, Randall
Subjurisdiction:  Amarillo Junior College District
Submission Number:  2013-1544
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  San Jacinto
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2006-6656
Action Date:  04/30/2013
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Tenaha
Submission Number:  2007-2015
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Bilingual procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Tenaha Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1510
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Travis County Emergency Services District #10
Submission Number:  2013-1561
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Travis County Emergency Services District #12
Submission Number:  2013-1555
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Travis County Emergency Services District #14
Submission Number:  2013-1560
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Annexation
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Travis County Emergency Services District #8
Submission Number:  2013-1562
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Victoria
Subjurisdiction:  Victoria
Submission Number:  2013-1100
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Walker
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1080
Action Date:  05/08/2013
Redistricting plan (Commissioners court)
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0977
Action Date:  05/06/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction:  Hempstead
Submission Number:  2013-1576
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1530
Action Date:  05/03/2013
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Norfolk
Submission Number:  2013-1336
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Term of office (Four years)
Implementation schedule
Election administration (Charter amendment)
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County:  Isle Of Wight
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1575
Action Date:  05/09/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Compensation
Submission received

On the date(s) indicated, a declaratory judgment seeking termination of coverage (bailout) under Section 4 was granted.
CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Wheatland
Submission Number:  2013-0422
Action Date:  04/25/2013
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

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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