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

Notice Date: 5/20/2013

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: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-5037
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Voter registration
Notice of withdrawal

ALABAMA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5304
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Voter registration
Election administration
Notice of withdrawal
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2013-1628
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Marengo
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1626
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2013-1665
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1658
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Gila, Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Winkelman
Submission Number:  2013-1640
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Voting method (By-mail)
General election
Primary election
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Chandler
Submission Number:  2013-1646
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1605
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Precinct
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1634
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Election administration
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1651
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Method of selection
Number of officials
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1667
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Candidate qualification procedures
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Ben Hill
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1660
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Chatham
Subjurisdiction:  Port Wentworth
Submission Number:  2013-1656
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Powder Springs
Submission Number:  2013-1620
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Colquitt
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1606
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb, Fulton
Subjurisdiction:  Atlanta School District
Submission Number:  2013-1630
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Douglasville
Submission Number:  2012-4542
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Redistricting plan
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Greene
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1473
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Redistricting plan (Commission)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett, Walton
Subjurisdiction:  Loganville
Submission Number:  2013-1650
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Talmo
Submission Number:  2013-1652
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Macon-Bibb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0447
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Nonpartisan elections
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Macon-Bibb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1158
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Consolidation or division of jurisdictions
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Telfair
Subjurisdiction:  Telfair County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1636
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Avoyelles
Subjurisdiction:  Bunkie
Submission Number:  2013-1533
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Mangham
Submission Number:  2013-1662
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Marion
Submission Number:  1990-3388
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Annexation
Response to Requested Information

LOUISIANA Parish:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Marion
Submission Number:  1990-3389
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Marion
Submission Number:  1990-3390
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Form of government
Special election procedures
Other
Response to Requested Information

LOUISIANA Parish:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Marion
Submission Number:  1990-3391
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Method of election
Redistricting plan
Response to Requested Information

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-0003
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Carroll
Subjurisdiction:  North Carrollton
Submission Number:  2013-1642
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1627
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Voting method
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0981
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0981
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2013-1625
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford
Subjurisdiction:  Oak Ridge
Submission Number:  2013-1643
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Ayden
Submission Number:  2013-1633
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Indian Trail
Submission Number:  2013-1647
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Subjurisdiction:  Summerville
Submission Number:  2013-1657
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville
Subjurisdiction:  Travelers Rest
Submission Number:  2013-1649
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington
Subjurisdiction:  Lexington
Submission Number:  2013-1644
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington
Subjurisdiction:  West Columbia
Submission Number:  2013-1648
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Richland County School District #1
Submission Number:  2013-1072
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Austin
Subjurisdiction:  Sealy
Submission Number:  2013-1629
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1219
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1258
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Selma
Submission Number:  2013-1659
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Iowa Colony
Submission Number:  2001-0771
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Numbered positions adopted
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Iowa Colony
Submission Number:  2001-0771
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Numbered positions adopted
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Iowa Colony
Submission Number:  2001-1172
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Annexation
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Iowa Colony
Submission Number:  2001-1172
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Annexation
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cass
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1637
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Lucas
Submission Number:  2013-1635
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Frisco
Submission Number:  2013-1653
Action Date:  05/15/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Arcola
Submission Number:  2013-1604
Action Date:  05/10/2013
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Galveston County Municipal Utility District #54
Submission Number:  2013-1621
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Buda
Submission Number:  2013-1622
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0895
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Redistricting plan
Term of office
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Candidate qualification procedures
Joint election procedures
General election
Response to Requested Information

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-0895
Action Date:  05/14/2013

TEXAS County:  Medina
Subjurisdiction:  Hondo
Submission Number:  2013-1638
Action Date:  05/14/2013
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Milam
Subjurisdiction:  Rockdale
Submission Number:  2013-1231
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Parker, Tarrant, Wise
Subjurisdiction:  Azle Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1631
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Rusk
Subjurisdiction:  Henderson
Submission Number:  2013-1074
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Lindale
Submission Number:  2013-1664
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Walker
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1080
Action Date:  05/13/2013
Redistricting plan (Commissioners court)
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Walker
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1080
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Redistricting plan (Commissioners court)
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Vista Oaks Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-1663
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Term of office
Implementation schedule
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Voting method
Joint election procedures
General election (Cancelled)
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Vista Oaks Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-1663
Action Date:  05/17/2013
VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Staunton
Submission Number:  2013-1666
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Suffolk
Submission Number:  2013-1645
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Northampton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1661
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Pittsylvania
Subjurisdiction:  Pittsylvania County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1632
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Staggered terms
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

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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