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

Notice Date: 5/28/2013

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:  Marengo
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1626
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Citronelle
Submission Number:  2013-1750
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Mohave
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1721
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Redistricting plan (Constable)
Redistricting plan (Justice of the peace)
Consolidation or division of jurisdictions
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Oro Valley
Submission Number:  2013-1719
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2013-1761
Action Date:  05/23/2013
General election
Primary election
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Monterey
Subjurisdiction:  North Monterey County Unified School District
Submission Number:  2013-1160
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Implementation schedule
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Athens-Clarke
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1455
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Registration Drive)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Banks, Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Maysville
Submission Number:  2013-1671
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Braselton
Submission Number:  2013-1672
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Bartow
Subjurisdiction:  White
Submission Number:  2013-1760
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Douglasville
Submission Number:  2012-4542
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Redistricting plan
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Douglasville
Submission Number:  2012-4542
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Redistricting plan
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Effingham
Subjurisdiction:  Rincon
Submission Number:  2013-1735
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Fannin
Subjurisdiction:  Blue Ridge
Submission Number:  2013-1744
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Fulton
Subjurisdiction:  Milton
Submission Number:  2013-1746
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Residency districts adopted
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Grady
Subjurisdiction:  Whigham
Submission Number:  2013-1423
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Greene
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1473
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Redistricting plan (Commission)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Commerce
Submission Number:  2013-1668
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson
Submission Number:  2013-1669
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Nicholson
Submission Number:  2013-1673
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Pendergrass
Submission Number:  2013-1670
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Mitchell
Subjurisdiction:  Sale City
Submission Number:  2013-1748
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Paulding
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas
Submission Number:  2013-1758
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Whitfield
Subjurisdiction:  Tunnel Hill
Submission Number:  2013-1734
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1037
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Voter registration (National Voter Registration Act)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Avoyelles
Subjurisdiction:  Bunkie
Submission Number:  2013-1533
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier
Subjurisdiction:  Bossier City City Court
Submission Number:  2013-1731
Action Date:  05/01/2013
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1736
Action Date:  05/21/2013
Precinct
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Winnsboro
Submission Number:  2013-1593
Action Date:  05/28/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberville
Subjurisdiction:  Iberville Parish School District
Submission Number:  2013-1281
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Landry
Subjurisdiction:  St. Landry Parish Road District #1
Submission Number:  2013-1720
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Tammany
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1753
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Vermilion
Subjurisdiction:  Maurice
Submission Number:  2013-1733
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Winn
Subjurisdiction:  Winnfield
Submission Number:  2013-1592
Action Date:  05/28/2013
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1759
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Voting method
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction:  Calhoun County School District
Submission Number:  2013-0563
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction:  Abbeville
Submission Number:  2013-1755
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Lee County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1754
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Rankin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1350
Action Date:  05/22/2013
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:  2013-1762
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Voting method
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2013-1677
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Number of officials
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Edgecombe
Subjurisdiction:  Tarboro
Submission Number:  2013-1728
Action Date:  05/21/2013
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Halifax
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1726
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1732
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Darlington
Subjurisdiction:  Hartsville
Submission Number:  2012-5686
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Florence
Subjurisdiction:  Florence
Submission Number:  2013-1745
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville
Subjurisdiction:  Simpsonville
Submission Number:  2013-1742
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2013-1392
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2013-1743
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1727
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
Submission Number:  2013-1751
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Troy
Submission Number:  2013-1674
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas
Submission Number:  2013-1724
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collin, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Plano
Submission Number:  2013-1737
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Richardson Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1764
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Runoff election
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1517
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #1-C
Submission Number:  2013-1757
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1104
Action Date:  05/21/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Special election procedures
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #2
Submission Number:  2013-1675
Action Date:  05/17/2013
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Houston
Submission Number:  2013-1749
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1738
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Precinct
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Santa Fe
Submission Number:  2013-1722
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Gregg, Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Longview
Submission Number:  2013-1725
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (City council)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Mayor)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Dowdell Public Utility District
Submission Number:  2013-1718
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #501
Submission Number:  2013-1752
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Houston Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1101
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  North Forest Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1102
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  West Harris County Municipal Utility District #15
Submission Number:  2013-1372
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hays, Travis, Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Austin
Submission Number:  2013-1676
Action Date:  05/16/2013
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Redistricting plan (Commission)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Henderson, Smith, Van Zandt
Subjurisdiction:  Van Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1429
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Polling place (Location changed)
Notice of withdrawal

TEXAS County:  Hockley
Subjurisdiction:  Anton
Submission Number:  2007-1525
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Jones, Taylor
Subjurisdiction:  Abilene
Submission Number:  2013-1756
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Marion
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1739
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Precinct
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Parker, Tarrant, Wise
Subjurisdiction:  Azle Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1631
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Forest Hill Library District
Submission Number:  2013-1717
Action Date:  04/04/2013
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Titus
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Pleasant
Submission Number:  2013-1747
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2013-0049
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Annexation
Resubmission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2013-0569
Action Date:  05/14/2013
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lazy Nine Municipal Utility District #1b
Submission Number:  2013-1723
Action Date:  05/20/2013
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Walker
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1080
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Redistricting plan (Commissioners court)
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction:  Hempstead
Submission Number:  2013-1576
Action Date:  05/21/2013
Annexation
Notice of withdrawal
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Chesterfield
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1763
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Dickenson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1246
Action Date:  05/22/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County:  Dickenson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1246
Action Date:  05/23/2013
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County:  Goochland
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-1729
Action Date:  05/21/2013
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Location established)
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:
GEORGIA County:  Bibb
Subjurisdiction:  Bibb County School District
Submission Number:  2013-1055
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Nonpartisan elections
General election

GEORGIA County:  Macon-Bibb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2013-0447
Action Date:  05/24/2013
Nonpartisan elections
General election (Date change)

On the date(s) indicated, a declaratory judgment was filed seeking judicial review under section 5 of the following change.
TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2013-1679
Action Date:  03/27/2013
Redistricting plan
General election

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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