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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 07/20/2009
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:  Circuit Court
Submission Number:  2009-2118
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Method of selection
Term of office
Number of officials (Judgeship)
Implementation schedule
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Baldwin
Subjurisdiction:  Perdido Beach
Submission Number:  2009-2185
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Incorporation
Method of election (At large)
Special election procedures (Mayor)
Special election procedures (City council)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2161
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Chilton
Subjurisdiction:  Jemison
Submission Number:  2009-1871
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Cleburne
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2176
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2009-1951
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2009-2067
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2009-2193
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2009-1931
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Morgan
Subjurisdiction:  Decatur
Submission Number:  2009-2126
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Morgan
Subjurisdiction:  Hartselle
Submission Number:  2009-2134
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Tallapoosa
Subjurisdiction:  Camp Hill
Submission Number:  2009-1697
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Avondale
Submission Number:  2009-2151
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Avondale
Submission Number:  2009-2151
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Cave Creek
Submission Number:  2009-2133
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Mohave
Subjurisdiction:  Peach Springs Unified School District #8
Submission Number:  2009-2199
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  American Ranch Domestic Water Improvement District
Submission Number:  2009-2180
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Consolidation or division of jurisdictions
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  American Ranch Sanitary District
Submission Number:  2009-2179
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Special election procedures (Cancelled)
Consolidation or division of jurisdictions
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yuma
Subjurisdiction:  Somerton
Submission Number:  2009-1912
Action Date:  07/17/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Yuma
Subjurisdiction:  Yuma
Submission Number:  2009-2187
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Merced
Subjurisdiction:  Merced County Mosquito Abatement District
Submission Number:  2009-2113
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Creation of special district
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Merced
Subjurisdiction:  Weaver Union Elementary School District
Submission Number:  2009-2002
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Districting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1925
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Election administration
Campaign financing provisions (Contribution limits)
Campaign financing provisions (Disclosure requirements)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2117
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2155
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Campaign financing provisions (Disclosure requirements)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Barrow, Gwinnett
Subjurisdiction:  Auburn
Submission Number:  2009-2183
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Bleckley, Wilkinson
Subjurisdiction:  Allentown
Submission Number:  2009-2196
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Form of government (Council-manager)
Term of office (Four years)
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Election administration
General election
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Burke
Subjurisdiction:  Girard
Submission Number:  2009-2184
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Clinch
Subjurisdiction:  Clinch County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2139
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2177
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Deannexation
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2188
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Marietta
Submission Number:  2009-1918
Action Date:  07/17/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2112
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction:  Stone Mountain
Submission Number:  2009-2116
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Incorporation
Form of government (Council-manager)
Election administration
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Procedures for filling vacancies
Compensation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb, Fulton
Subjurisdiction:  Atlanta
Submission Number:  2009-2147
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Precinct (Renumbering)
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Douglas
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2137
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Douglasville
Submission Number:  2009-2173
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Effingham
Subjurisdiction:  Guyton
Submission Number:  2009-1946
Action Date:  07/17/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Fannin
Subjurisdiction:  Fannin County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2156
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Fulton
Subjurisdiction:  Fairburn
Submission Number:  2009-2167
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Glynn
Subjurisdiction:  Glynn County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2160
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Flowery Branch
Submission Number:  2009-1869
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Flowery Branch
Submission Number:  2009-2197
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
Submission Number:  2009-1851
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
Submission Number:  2009-2195
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Laurens
Subjurisdiction:  Dublin
Submission Number:  2009-2158
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Covington
Submission Number:  2009-0916
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Putnam
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2123
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Rabun
Subjurisdiction:  Dillard
Submission Number:  2009-2175
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Walker
Subjurisdiction:  La Fayette
Submission Number:  2009-2189
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2110
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Election administration
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Allen
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2198
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Allen
Subjurisdiction:  Bayou Blue Gravity Drainage District #1
Submission Number:  2009-2157
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish Recreation District #1, Ward 4
Submission Number:  2009-2163
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish Ward 4, Fire Protection District #2
Submission Number:  2009-2162
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2009-1954
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction:  Carencro
Submission Number:  2009-2132
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Bolivar
Subjurisdiction:  Merigold
Submission Number:  2009-2168
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Bude
Submission Number:  2009-2120
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Bude
Submission Number:  2009-2120
Action Date:  07/17/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Terry
Submission Number:  2009-2166
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Annexation
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pearl River
Subjurisdiction:  Picayune
Submission Number:  2009-2127
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Rankin
Subjurisdiction:  Brandon
Submission Number:  2009-2138
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2182
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Polling place
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Craven
Subjurisdiction:  New Bern
Submission Number:  2009-2194
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction:  Wingate
Submission Number:  2009-2170
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Vance
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2200
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Vance
Subjurisdiction:  Henderson
Submission Number:  2009-2201
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction:  Wilson
Submission Number:  2009-2169
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Subjurisdiction:  Summerville
Submission Number:  2009-2122
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Pleasant
Submission Number:  2009-2111
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Dillon
Subjurisdiction:  Dillon
Submission Number:  2009-2142
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Blythewood
Submission Number:  2009-2181
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Election administration
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2009-2121
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Kershaw
Subjurisdiction:  Bethune
Submission Number:  2009-2125
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Central
Submission Number:  2009-2165
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Easley
Submission Number:  2009-2154
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Liberty
Submission Number:  2009-2164
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2108
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2109
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Nominating procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2143
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Voter registration (Appointment of registrars)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2144
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Absentee Voting
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2146
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2148
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2149
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Hays
Subjurisdiction:  County Line Special Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-2178
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Method of election (At large)
Staggered terms
Term of office (Three years)
Implementation schedule
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Anna
Submission Number:  2009-2186
Action Date:  07/17/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ector, Midland
Subjurisdiction:  Odessa
Submission Number:  2009-2150
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Special election procedures (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Ellis County Fresh Water Supply District #1
Submission Number:  2009-2190
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #47
Submission Number:  2009-2124
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Texas City
Submission Number:  2009-2115
Action Date:  07/07/2009
Districting plan
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Green Trails Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-2171
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #278
Submission Number:  2009-2172
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Klein Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-2174
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hill
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2114
Action Date:  07/08/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Alvarado
Submission Number:  2009-2152
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Johnson County Fresh Water Supply District #2
Submission Number:  2009-2191
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Annexation
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Kendall
Subjurisdiction:  Boerne
Submission Number:  2009-2130
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Kerr
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2136
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Marion
Subjurisdiction:  Marion County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2009-2128
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Voting method
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Medina
Subjurisdiction:  Hondo
Submission Number:  2009-1738
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Special election procedures (Recall)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Navarro
Subjurisdiction:  Navarro County Court At Law
Submission Number:  2009-2145
Action Date:  07/15/2009
Creation of judicial district
Number of officials
Implementation schedule
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Robertson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2135
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Rusk
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2129
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Establishment of elected office
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Wichita
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2119
Action Date:  07/14/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2131
Action Date:  07/09/2009
Precinct (Added)
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Wood
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2153
Action Date:  07/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Alexandria
Submission Number:  2009-2029
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Precinct (Name change)
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Alexandria
Submission Number:  2009-2031
Action Date:  07/16/2009
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Falls Church
Submission Number:  2009-2140
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Virginia Beach
Submission Number:  2009-2192
Action Date:  07/16/2009
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Fairfax
Subjurisdiction:  Fairfax County School District
Submission Number:  2009-2141
Action Date:  07/10/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Giles
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2159
Action Date:  07/06/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

Christopher Coates
Chief, Voting Section

General Information Voting Section
Contact
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Email - voting.section@usdoj.gov

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Voting Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
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950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20530

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Voting Section
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