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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 07/13/2009
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:  Chambers
Subjurisdiction:  Valley
Submission Number:  2009-2105
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Selma
Submission Number:  2009-2065
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1923
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

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

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Pinson
Submission Number:  2009-2061
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lauderdale
Subjurisdiction:  Killen
Submission Number:  2009-2071
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2009-1951
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2009-2067
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2009-1931
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Designation of annexed area to election district
Polling place (Designation)
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction:  Northport
Submission Number:  2009-2060
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

ALASKA Borough:  Kodiak Island
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1655
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction:  Ganado Unified School District #20
Submission Number:  2009-2098
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Special election procedures
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction:  St. Johns Unified School District #1
Submission Number:  2009-2097
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Special election procedures
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Glendale
Submission Number:  2009-2104
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Goodyear
Submission Number:  2009-1771
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Litchfield Elementary School District #79
Submission Number:  2009-2081
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Magma Flood Control District
Submission Number:  2009-2058
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Creation of special district
Majority vote requirement
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
General election
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvement District
Submission Number:  2009-2099
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Merced
Subjurisdiction:  Weaver Union Elementary School District
Submission Number:  2009-2103
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2096
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Election administration
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2102
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2107
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Nominating procedures
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Appling
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2080
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Athens-Clarke
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2070
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Bartow
Subjurisdiction:  Euharlee
Submission Number:  2009-1982
Action Date:  06/24/2009
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Bulloch
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2087
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Election administration (Board of elections)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Burke
Subjurisdiction:  Sardis
Submission Number:  2009-2068
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll, Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Villa Rica
Submission Number:  2009-1707
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll, Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Villa Rica
Submission Number:  2009-1707
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll, Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Villa Rica
Submission Number:  2009-1791
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll, Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Villa Rica
Submission Number:  2009-1791
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll, Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Villa Rica
Submission Number:  2009-1798
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll, Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Villa Rica
Submission Number:  2009-1798
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Chatham
Subjurisdiction:  Port Wentworth
Submission Number:  2009-2023
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Limited redistricting
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Chatham
Subjurisdiction:  Port Wentworth
Submission Number:  2009-2023
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Limited redistricting
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Clayton
Subjurisdiction:  Clayton County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2079
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Fayette
Subjurisdiction:  Fayetteville
Submission Number:  2009-2063
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Grady
Subjurisdiction:  Grady County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2062
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Henry
Subjurisdiction:  Locust Grove
Submission Number:  2009-1958
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Macon-Bibb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1932
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Notice of withdrawal

GEORGIA County:  Oconee
Subjurisdiction:  North High Shoals
Submission Number:  2009-1818
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Creation of special district
Form of government
Majority vote requirement
Numbered positions adopted
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Election administration (Charter amendment)
General election (Date set)
Procedures for filling vacancies
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Oconee
Subjurisdiction:  North High Shoals
Submission Number:  2009-1818
Action Date:  07/09/2009
GEORGIA County:  Paulding
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas
Submission Number:  2009-1827
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Walker
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2051
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Beauregard
Subjurisdiction:  Beauregard Parish Road District #1-A
Submission Number:  2009-2086
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberville
Subjurisdiction:  Plaquemine
Submission Number:  2009-2085
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Fire Protection District #2
Submission Number:  2009-1919
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Fire Protection District #6
Submission Number:  2009-2052
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Referendum requirement
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Fire Protection District #9
Submission Number:  2009-2053
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2106
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Transfer of powers
Powers and duties
Other
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2101
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2064
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Referendum requirement
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2073
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Election administration
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2074
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Term of office (Three years)
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2075
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Form of government (Procedures)
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2076
Action Date:  06/29/2009
Voter registration (Help America Vote Act)
Election administration (Help America Vote Act)
Election administration
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Bertie
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2082
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Cleveland
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2100
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Edgecombe, Nash
Subjurisdiction:  Rocky Mount
Submission Number:  2009-2078
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford
Subjurisdiction:  Pleasant Garden
Submission Number:  2009-2077
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Darlington
Subjurisdiction:  Society Hill
Submission Number:  2009-2050
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Number of officials (City council)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2009-1855
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2009-1899
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2009-2084
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Myrtle Beach
Submission Number:  2009-2072
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Irmo
Submission Number:  2009-2066
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2088
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2090
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Voter registration (Help America Vote Act)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2091
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Voter registration
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2092
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Nominating procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2093
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Election administration (Polling place procedures)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2095
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Term of office
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Aransas, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Corpus Christi
Submission Number:  2009-2094
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Term of office
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  La Feria
Submission Number:  2009-2089
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #11-B
Submission Number:  2009-2056
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Annexation
Deannexation
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #11-C
Submission Number:  2009-2057
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #8-A
Submission Number:  2009-2055
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Henderson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1956
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Medina
Subjurisdiction:  Hondo
Submission Number:  2009-1738
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Special election procedures (Recall)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2054
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2083
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Ballot format
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Hampton
Submission Number:  2009-2059
Action Date:  07/02/2009
Precinct (Name change)
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  New Kent
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2069
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

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

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
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