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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 05/18/2009
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:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Cedar Bluff
Submission Number:  2009-1630
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Etowah
Subjurisdiction:  Rainbow City
Submission Number:  2009-1633
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough:  Kodiak Island
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1655
Action Date:  05/11/2009
Election administration
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Santa Cruz
Subjurisdiction:  Aliso Springs Domestic Water Improvement District
Submission Number:  2009-1238
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Creation of special district
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Santa Cruz
Subjurisdiction:  Aliso Springs Domestic Water Improvement District
Submission Number:  2009-1238
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Creation of special district
Additional information received

CALIFORNIA County:  Merced
Subjurisdiction:  Planada Community Services District
Submission Number:  2009-0981
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Chatham
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1656
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Precinct (Renumbering)
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location deleted)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Grady
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1647
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett
Subjurisdiction:  Duluth
Submission Number:  2009-1292
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Annexation
Precinct
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett
Subjurisdiction:  Duluth
Submission Number:  2009-1636
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
Submission Number:  2009-1277
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
Submission Number:  2009-1625
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Liberty
Subjurisdiction:  Hinesville
Submission Number:  2009-1634
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Muscogee
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1658
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Peach
Subjurisdiction:  Byron
Submission Number:  2009-1459
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Caddo
Subjurisdiction:  Caddo Parish Sewerage District #2
Submission Number:  2009-1262
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  New Orleans
Submission Number:  2009-1104
Action Date:  05/11/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Rankin
Subjurisdiction:  Flowood
Submission Number:  2009-1632
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford
Subjurisdiction:  Greensboro
Submission Number:  2009-1156
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Ayden
Submission Number:  2009-1257
Action Date:  05/07/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Ayden
Submission Number:  2009-1631
Action Date:  05/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley
Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek
Submission Number:  2009-1444
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley
Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek
Submission Number:  2009-1653
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2009-1293
Action Date:  05/11/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2009-1406
Action Date:  05/11/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2009-1589
Action Date:  05/11/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2009-1652
Action Date:  05/11/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville, Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Greer
Submission Number:  2009-1628
Action Date:  05/07/2009
Annexation
Election administration
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Myrtle Beach
Submission Number:  2009-1207
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Myrtle Beach
Submission Number:  2009-1640
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Reidville
Submission Number:  2009-0097
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Anderson
Subjurisdiction:  Palestine Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-1239
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Archer
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1344
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Atascosa
Subjurisdiction:  Pleasanton
Submission Number:  2009-1170
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Voting method (Electronic)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bandera
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1258
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bandera
Subjurisdiction:  Bandera
Submission Number:  2009-1470
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bandera
Subjurisdiction:  Bandera County River Authority And Groundwater District
Submission Number:  2009-1125
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Converse
Submission Number:  2009-1657
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Runoff election
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Taylor
Subjurisdiction:  Clyde Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-1200
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
Submission Number:  2009-0067
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Staggered terms
Implementation schedule
Candidate qualification procedures
Procedures for filling vacancies
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
Submission Number:  2009-0067
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Staggered terms
Implementation schedule
Candidate qualification procedures
Procedures for filling vacancies
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
Submission Number:  2009-0944
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Location deleted)
Polling place (Added)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Joint election procedures
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Harlingen
Submission Number:  2009-0944
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Location deleted)
Polling place (Added)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Joint election procedures
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  New Hope
Submission Number:  2009-1419
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Voting method (Touch screen)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Crane
Subjurisdiction:  Crane
Submission Number:  2009-1295
Action Date:  05/15/2009
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Denton, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Southlake
Submission Number:  2009-1654
Action Date:  05/11/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Trophy Club
Submission Number:  2009-0995
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Election administration
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Dewitt
Subjurisdiction:  Cuero
Submission Number:  2009-1152
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Glasscock
Subjurisdiction:  Glasscock County Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-1629
Action Date:  04/30/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Forest Hills Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-1491
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Hilshire Village
Submission Number:  2009-1285
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Method of election (At large)
Plurality vote requirement
Numbered positions eliminated
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Harrison County Emergency Services District #5
Submission Number:  2009-1113
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Jasper
Subjurisdiction:  Jasper
Submission Number:  2008-2881
Action Date:  05/13/2009
Bilingual procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Riesel
Submission Number:  2009-1167
Action Date:  05/15/2009
Voting method (Electronic)
Special election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Shenandoah
Submission Number:  2009-1448
Action Date:  05/11/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Navarro
Subjurisdiction:  Navarro College District
Submission Number:  2009-1240
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Pecos
Subjurisdiction:  Buena Vista Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-1225
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Rusk
Subjurisdiction:  Overton Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-1169
Action Date:  05/15/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Travis Community Library District
Submission Number:  2009-1400
Action Date:  05/13/2009
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Winkler
Subjurisdiction:  Kermit Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-0939
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1635
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Election administration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1637
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Method of selection
Term of office
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1638
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Election administration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1639
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Absentee Voting
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1649
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Political activity
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1650
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Election administration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1651
Action Date:  05/08/2009
Voter registration
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Brunswick
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2008-4449
Action Date:  05/04/2009
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Henrico
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1648
Action Date:  05/14/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Orange
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1627
Action Date:  05/12/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

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

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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