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Notice of preclearance activity under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended

Notice Date: 06/16/2008

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 submissions of voting changes, additional information regarding previous, but still pending submissions, withdrawals of submitted voting changes, objections, requests for the Attorney General to reconsider objections, and filings of declaratory judgment actions were received on the dates indicated.


ALABAMASubjurisdiction: ALEXANDER CITY
County: TALLAPOOSA
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3124

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: ANNISTON
County: CALHOUN
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3112

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: FOLEY
County: BALDWIN
Action Date: 06/05/2008
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2327

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: JASPER
County: WALKER
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3070

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: MADISON
County: LIMESTONE, MADISON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-2444

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: MADISON
County: LIMESTONE, MADISON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-2822

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: MADISON
County: LIMESTONE, MADISON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3131

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: MUSCLE SHOALS
County: COLBERT
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3125

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: NEWTON
County: DALE
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3110

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: ROANOKE
County: RANDOLPH
Action Date: 05/30/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-2698

ALABAMASubjurisdiction: SYLVAN SPRINGS
County: JEFFERSON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Polling place (Location deleted)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3098

ALASKASubjurisdiction: SEWARD
Borough: KENAI PENINSULA
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-2767

ALASKASubjurisdiction:
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Bilingual procedures
Notice of withdrawal
Submission Number: 2008-1726

ALASKASubjurisdiction:
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Absentee Voting
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3064

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: AGUILA VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3101

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: BUCKEYE
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-2591

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: BUCKEYE
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3106

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: BUCKEYE
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3106

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: BUCKEYE
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3117

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: CHANDLER
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Voter registration (Procedures)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Nominating procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3067

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: LITCHFIELD PARK
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-2553

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: SCOTTSDALE
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/05/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3063

ARIZONASubjurisdiction: WICKENBURG
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3126

ARIZONASubjurisdiction:
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3068

ARIZONASubjurisdiction:
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Voter registration (National Voter Registration Act)
Voter registration (Procedures)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3059

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: ALTO
County: BANKS, HABERSHAM
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3122

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: BALDWIN
County: BANKS, HABERSHAM
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3100

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: BALDWIN
County: BANKS, HABERSHAM
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3100

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: BALDWIN
County: BANKS, HABERSHAM
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3127

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: MCINTOSH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: MCINTOSH
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3081

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: NORCROSS
County: GWINNETT
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3061

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: TIFTON
County: TIFT
Action Date: 06/03/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-2926

GEORGIASubjurisdiction: UVALDA
County: MONTGOMERY
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3094

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: BROOKS
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2648

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: COWETA
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3123

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: DAWSON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2592

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: GWINNETT
Action Date: 06/05/2008
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3072

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: HART
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-2613

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: HEARD
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3074

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: MONTGOMERY
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3080

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: PAULDING
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3076

GEORGIASubjurisdiction:
County: WARE
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Redistricting plan (Commission)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3107

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: ALEXANDRIA
Parish: RAPIDES
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-2677

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: ALEXANDRIA
Parish: RAPIDES
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-2706

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: ALEXANDRIA
Parish: RAPIDES
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3092

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: ALEXANDRIA
Parish: RAPIDES
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3130

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: BOSSIER CITY
Parish: BOSSIER
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3118

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: CALCASIEU PARISH COMMUNITY CENTER & PLAYGROUND DISTRICT No1, WARD
Action Date:
Submission Number:

6

Special election procedures (Tax)

Submission received


LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: COUSHATTA
Parish: RED RIVER
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3084

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: NATCHITOCHES
Parish: NATCHITOCHES
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3091

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: POINTE COUPEE PARISH SEWERAGE DISTRICT No1
Parish: POINTE COUPEE
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3087

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction: TANGIPAHOA PARISH GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT No4
Parish: TANGIPAHOA
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3085

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction:
Parish: LIVINGSTON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2869

LOUISIANASubjurisdiction:
Parish: TANGIPAHOA
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3083

MISSISSIPPISubjurisdiction: MADISON
County: MADISON
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3111

MISSISSIPPISubjurisdiction:
County: CLAIBORNE
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3121

MISSISSIPPISubjurisdiction:
County: MADISON
Action Date: 05/22/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-2855

MISSISSIPPISubjurisdiction:
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Powers and duties
Election administration
Compensation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3065

MISSISSIPPISubjurisdiction:
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Precinct (Realignment)
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Voting method
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3108

NEW YORKSubjurisdiction: NEW YORK
Borough: BRONX, KINGS, NEW YORK
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3116

NEW YORKSubjurisdiction: SUPREME COURT
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Division of jurisdictions
Creation of judicial district
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3060

NORTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
County: NASH
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3069

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: CHARLESTON
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Candidate qualification procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3113

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: FOREST ACRES
County: RICHLAND
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3093

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: LEXINGTON
County: LEXINGTON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3119

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: MYRTLE BEACH
County: HORRY
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3078

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: RIDGEWAY
County: FAIRFIELD
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3062

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: WEST COLUMBIA
County: LEXINGTON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2008-2928

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction: WEST COLUMBIA
County: LEXINGTON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3120

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
County: BERKELEY
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3079

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
County: CHEROKEE
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3066

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
County: ORANGEBURG
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3071

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
County: YORK
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Precinct (Added)
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3105

SOUTH CAROLINASubjurisdiction:
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Election administration (Polling place procedures)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3114

TEXASSubjurisdiction: AGUA SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT
County: HIDALGO, STARR
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Creation of special district
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Method of election
Districting plan
Staggered terms
Term of office
Number of officials
Implementation schedule
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Nominating procedures
Resubmission received
Submission Number: 2007-5700

TEXASSubjurisdiction: ANDERSON-SHIRO CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: GRIMES
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-2738

TEXASSubjurisdiction: ARCHER
County: ARCHER
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3129

TEXASSubjurisdiction: AUSTIN
County: HAYS, TRAVIS, WILLIAMSON
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2579

TEXASSubjurisdiction: CALALLEN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: NUECES
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3104

TEXASSubjurisdiction: DENTON COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT No8-C
County: DENTON
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3102

TEXASSubjurisdiction: ENGELMAN IRRIGATION DISTRICT
County: HIDALGO
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2203

TEXASSubjurisdiction: FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No190
County: FORT BEND
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Creation of special district
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2313

TEXASSubjurisdiction: FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: TARRANT
Action Date: 05/27/2008
Polling place (Location deleted)
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3075

TEXASSubjurisdiction: HELOTES
County: BEXAR
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3099

TEXASSubjurisdiction: HUDSON OAKS
County: PARKER
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3089

TEXASSubjurisdiction: LA FERIA
County: CAMERON
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Majority vote requirement
Term of office (Three years)
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Special election procedures (General election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2406

TEXASSubjurisdiction: LAKESIDE
County: TARRANT
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-2376

TEXASSubjurisdiction: LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM
County: HARRIS, MONTGOMERY, SAN JACINTO
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3109

TEXASSubjurisdiction: MONTGOMERY COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No98
County: MONTGOMERY
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3077

TEXASSubjurisdiction: NACOGDOCHES
County: NACOGDOCHES
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-2765

TEXASSubjurisdiction: QUINTANA
County: BRAZORIA
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3097

TEXASSubjurisdiction: RIVERSIDE
County: WALKER
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3095

TEXASSubjurisdiction: SIENNA PLANTATION LEVEE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
County: FORT BEND
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3086

TEXASSubjurisdiction: SIENNA PLANTATION MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
County: FORT BEND
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3088

TEXASSubjurisdiction:
County: JIM HOGG
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3096

TEXASSubjurisdiction:
County: LAMB
Action Date: 06/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3090

TEXASSubjurisdiction:
County: SAN AUGUSTINE
Action Date: 06/11/2008
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3128

TEXASSubjurisdiction:
Action Date: 06/10/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3082

VIRGINIASubjurisdiction: PORTSMOUTH
Action Date: 06/12/2008
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2008-3115

VIRGINIASubjurisdiction:
County: CHESTERFIELD
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2008-3007

VIRGINIASubjurisdiction:
County: FAIRFAX
Action Date: 06/06/2008
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2008-3073


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
Web - 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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