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

Notice Date: 7/9/2012

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:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction:  Piedmont
Submission Number:  2012-3800
Action Date:  07/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction:  Weaver
Submission Number:  2012-3812
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Elmore
Subjurisdiction:  Coosada
Submission Number:  2012-3806
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Houston
Subjurisdiction:  Columbia
Submission Number:  2012-3779
Action Date:  06/28/2012
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Graysville
Submission Number:  2012-3809
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2012-3819
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Limestone, Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Madison
Submission Number:  2012-3232
Action Date:  07/05/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Notice of withdrawal
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Marengo
Subjurisdiction:  Demopolis
Submission Number:  2012-0773
Action Date:  07/06/2012
Redistricting plan (Council)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Chelsea
Submission Number:  2012-3293
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Chelsea
Submission Number:  2012-3815
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-2817
Action Date:  07/03/2012
Bilingual procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Buckeye
Submission Number:  2012-3782
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Cave Creek Unified School District #93
Submission Number:  2012-3824
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Yuba County School District
Submission Number:  2012-3792
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3823
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Election administration
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Bartow
Subjurisdiction:  Cartersville
Submission Number:  2012-3775
Action Date:  07/03/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Candler
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3803
Action Date:  07/05/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction:  Decatur
Submission Number:  2012-3487
Action Date:  07/06/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Talmo
Submission Number:  2012-3781
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Stephens
Subjurisdiction:  Toccoa
Submission Number:  2012-3773
Action Date:  06/20/2012
Deannexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Wilkinson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3780
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3793
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Voter registration
Election administration
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3794
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Election administration
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3796
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Election administration
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3797
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Referendum requirement
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Avoyelles
Subjurisdiction:  Simmesport
Submission Number:  2012-3825
Action Date:  07/04/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Caddo
Subjurisdiction:  Blanchard
Submission Number:  2012-3810
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction:  Mayfair Park/Park East/Heights Crime Prevention And Improvement District
Submission Number:  2012-3795
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Creation of special district
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3805
Action Date:  07/05/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  North Kenilworth Improvement And Security District
Submission Number:  2012-3798
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Creation of special district
Referendum requirement
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Rapides Parish Fire Protection District #2, Service Area #1
Submission Number:  2012-3811
Action Date:  07/03/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Cumberland
Subjurisdiction:  Fayetteville
Submission Number:  2012-3776
Action Date:  07/03/2012
Deannexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Lenoir
Subjurisdiction:  Kinston
Submission Number:  2012-3737
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Deannexation
Related submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Lenoir
Subjurisdiction:  Kinston
Submission Number:  2012-3778
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Winterville
Submission Number:  2012-3821
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wayne
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3785
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Anderson
Subjurisdiction:  Pendleton
Submission Number:  2012-3817
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville
Subjurisdiction:  Mauldin
Submission Number:  2012-3813
Action Date:  07/03/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3786
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3802
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
Submission Number:  2012-3670
Action Date:  06/25/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
Submission Number:  2012-3772
Action Date:  06/25/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction:  Bosque County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3814
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Brazoria County Municipal Utility District #23
Submission Number:  2012-3774
Action Date:  07/03/2012
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brazos
Subjurisdiction:  Brazos County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3770
Action Date:  06/19/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Cameron County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3822
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Cross Roads
Submission Number:  2012-3816
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dimmit
Subjurisdiction:  Dimmit County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3419
Action Date:  07/03/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Buda
Submission Number:  2012-3818
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Hidalgo County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3787
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Hidalgo County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3788
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Weslaco
Submission Number:  2012-3801
Action Date:  07/05/2012
Redistricting plan (Commission)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hood
Subjurisdiction:  Hood County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3808
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hood
Subjurisdiction:  Hood County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3807
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hunt, Rains
Subjurisdiction:  Lone Oak Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-3771
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hutchinson
Subjurisdiction:  Borger
Submission Number:  2012-3820
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3826
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lampasas
Subjurisdiction:  Lampasas County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3790
Action Date:  06/25/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lampasas
Subjurisdiction:  Lampasas County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3789
Action Date:  06/25/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Mclennan County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3783
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Mclennan County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3784
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lakeway
Submission Number:  2012-3777
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Taylor Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-3827
Action Date:  07/02/2012
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Electronic)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3804
Action Date:  07/05/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

The Attorney General declined to withdraw the objection to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
SOUTH CAROLINA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-2495
Action Date:  06/29/2012
Election administration
Voting qualifications/eligibility

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
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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