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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 07/07/2009
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: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2040
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Election administration
Referendum requirement
Submission received

ALABAMA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Alabama Republican Party
Submission Number:  2009-2049
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Candidate qualification procedures (Fees)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Submission received

ALABAMA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Circuit Court
Submission Number:  2009-2048
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Term of office (Six years)
Number of officials (Judgeship)
Implementation schedule
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1782
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1805
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Limestone, Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Huntsville
Submission Number:  2009-2026
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Chelsea
Submission Number:  2009-2006
Action Date:  06/26/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2020
Action Date:  06/19/2009
Bilingual procedures (Alaskan Native language)
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2020
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Bilingual procedures (Alaskan Native language)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1674
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Voter registration
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Peoria Unified School District #11
Submission Number:  2009-2012
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2009-2019
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
General election
Primary election
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Mingus Union High School District #4
Submission Number:  2009-2003
Action Date:  06/25/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Yuma
Subjurisdiction:  Yuma
Submission Number:  2009-1886
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yuma
Subjurisdiction:  Yuma
Submission Number:  2009-2045
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Merced
Subjurisdiction:  Merced
Submission Number:  2009-2041
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Merced
Subjurisdiction:  Weaver Union Elementary School District
Submission Number:  2009-2002
Action Date:  06/26/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Merced
Subjurisdiction:  Weaver Union Elementary School District
Submission Number:  2009-2002
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Additional information received

CALIFORNIA County:  Monterey
Subjurisdiction:  Alisal Union School District
Submission Number:  2009-2015
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Recall)
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Monterey
Subjurisdiction:  Carmel Valley Fire Protection District
Submission Number:  2009-2016
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Bartow
Subjurisdiction:  Cartersville
Submission Number:  2009-2037
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Brantley
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1928
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Butts
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1776
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Election administration
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Catoosa
Subjurisdiction:  Ringgold
Submission Number:  2009-1718
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Chatham
Subjurisdiction:  Port Wentworth
Submission Number:  2009-2023
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Limited redistricting
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dade
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2034
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Method of election (At large)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Gordon
Subjurisdiction:  Calhoun
Submission Number:  2009-1734
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Gordon
Subjurisdiction:  Calhoun
Submission Number:  2009-1734
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Grady
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1647
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Nicholson
Submission Number:  2009-1760
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Staggered terms
Implementation schedule
Election administration
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Paulding
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas
Submission Number:  2009-1827
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Paulding
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas
Submission Number:  2009-1827
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Rockdale
Subjurisdiction:  Conyers
Submission Number:  2009-2043
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Talbot
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1700
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Voter registration (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Wilcox
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1746
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Staggered terms
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Wilkinson
Subjurisdiction:  Wilkinson County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2044
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia, Lafayette
Subjurisdiction:  Duson
Submission Number:  2009-2039
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2032
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction:  Baton Rouge
Submission Number:  2009-2033
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Pineville
Submission Number:  2009-2008
Action Date:  06/26/2009
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Vernon
Subjurisdiction:  New Llano
Submission Number:  2009-1755
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2022
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Majority vote requirement (School districts)
General election
Referendum requirement
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hancock
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2046
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction:  Lafayette County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2021
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Madison County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2047
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pearl River
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2038
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2009-2005
Action Date:  06/25/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford
Subjurisdiction:  Greensboro
Submission Number:  2009-2013
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pasquotank
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2027
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Marlboro
Subjurisdiction:  Mccoll
Submission Number:  2009-1905
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Special election procedures (Mayor)
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Union
Submission Number:  2009-2025
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2011
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Special election procedures (Constitutional amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2017
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2030
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Temple
Submission Number:  2009-2028
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Los Fresnos
Submission Number:  2009-2024
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2009
Action Date:  06/26/2009
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2010
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Redistricting plan (Constable)
Redistricting plan (Justice of the peace)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Comal
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2004
Action Date:  06/26/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2035
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Election administration (Poll workers)
Election administration (Help America Vote Act)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #36
Submission Number:  2009-2007
Action Date:  06/26/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Dripping Springs
Submission Number:  2009-1879
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Engelman Irrigation District
Submission Number:  2008-2203
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Resubmission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Engelman Irrigation District
Submission Number:  2008-3194
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Resubmission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Mercedes
Submission Number:  2009-1735
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Mercedes
Submission Number:  2009-1743
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1726
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Medina
Subjurisdiction:  Hondo
Submission Number:  2009-1738
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Special election procedures (Recall)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Medina
Subjurisdiction:  Hondo
Submission Number:  2009-1738
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Special election procedures (Recall)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Bridge City
Submission Number:  2009-2036
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Palo Pinto
Subjurisdiction:  Maverick Improvement District
Submission Number:  2009-2014
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Creation of special district
Term of office (Four years)
Number of officials
Powers and duties
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Colleyville
Submission Number:  2009-1813
Action Date:  06/30/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2042
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Williamson County Emergency Services District #7
Submission Number:  2009-1620
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Creation of special district
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Alexandria
Submission Number:  2009-2029
Action Date:  07/01/2009
Polling place (Name change)
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Alexandria
Submission Number:  2009-2031
Action Date:  07/01/2009
General election (Date change)
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 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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