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

Notice Date: 7/30/2012

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: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4124
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Special election procedures (Constitutional amendment)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Calhoun
Subjurisdiction:  Anniston
Submission Number:  2012-3417
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Conecuh
Subjurisdiction:  Evergreen
Submission Number:  2012-3542
Action Date:  07/23/2012
Redistricting plan (Council)
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Auburn
Submission Number:  2012-4114
Action Date:  07/23/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Limestone, Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Huntsville
Submission Number:  2012-4105
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough:  Matanuska-Susitna
Subjurisdiction:  Wasilla
Submission Number:  2012-3708
Action Date:  07/23/2012
Election administration
Additional information received

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4064
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Election administration
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
Submission Number:  2012-4059
Action Date:  07/20/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Mohave
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Havasu City
Submission Number:  2012-3643
Action Date:  07/27/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2012-4116
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Monterey
Subjurisdiction:  Monterey County School District
Submission Number:  2012-4071
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Monterey
Subjurisdiction:  Monterey County School District
Submission Number:  2012-4071
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3262
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Consolidation of jurisdictions
Nonpartisan elections
Purge/reidentification of voters
Political activity
Voter registration
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Absentee Voting
Ballot format
Election administration (Election superintendent)
Election administration (Board of elections)
Election administration (Ballots)

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3262
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Election administration (Voter challenges)
Election administration (Poll workers)
Election administration (Polling place procedures)
Election administration
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Voting method
Candidate qualification procedures (Fees)
Candidate qualification procedures
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Procedures for filling vacancies
Nominating procedures

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3262
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Referendum requirement
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Barrow
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4092
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll, Haralson
Subjurisdiction:  Temple
Submission Number:  2012-4075
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Chatham
Subjurisdiction:  Garden City
Submission Number:  2012-4068
Action Date:  07/19/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Chattooga
Subjurisdiction:  Chattooga County School District
Submission Number:  2012-3621
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Fulton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4109
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Renumbering)
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Additional location)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Pine Mountain
Submission Number:  2007-0204
Action Date:  07/18/2012
Annexation
Resubmission received

GEORGIA County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Pine Mountain
Submission Number:  2012-4077
Action Date:  07/18/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Lincoln
Subjurisdiction:  Lincoln County School District
Submission Number:  2012-3714
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4107
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Park
Submission Number:  2012-4102
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4070
Action Date:  07/20/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Quitman
Subjurisdiction:  Quitman County School District
Submission Number:  2012-4118
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Talbot
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4087
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Tennille
Submission Number:  2012-4113
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Wilkinson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3780
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4122
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Election administration
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Caddo
Subjurisdiction:  Vivian
Submission Number:  2012-4099
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Catahoula
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4063
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Terrebonne
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4110
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4023
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Redistricting plan (Senate)
Redistricting plan (House)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4078
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Election administration
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4079
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Election administration (Election challenge procedures)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4080
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Districting plan
Term of office
Annexation (Procedures)
Deannexation (Procedures)
Powers and duties
Election administration
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Candidate qualification procedures
Procedures for filling vacancies
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4080
Action Date:  07/24/2012

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4083
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Board of trustees)
General election (Date change)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4126
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Consolidation of jurisdictions (School districts)
Dissolution of jurisdiction (School districts)
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Transfer of powers
Election administration
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Covington
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4119
Action Date:  07/23/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Forrest
Subjurisdiction:  Forrest County School District
Submission Number:  2012-4106
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Ridgeland
Submission Number:  2012-3431
Action Date:  07/16/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of alderpersons)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Monroe
Subjurisdiction:  Aberdeen School District
Submission Number:  2012-4123
Action Date:  07/27/2012
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Transfer of powers
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3618
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Redistricting plan
Redistricting plan (Congressional)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3915
Action Date:  07/06/2012
Election administration (Voter challenges)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3915
Action Date:  07/12/2012
Election administration (Voter challenges)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2012-4093
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Bladen
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4066
Action Date:  07/09/2012
Polling place (Additional location)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Craven
Subjurisdiction:  New Bern
Submission Number:  2012-4125
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Greene
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4095
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford, Randolph
Subjurisdiction:  Archdale
Submission Number:  2012-4067
Action Date:  07/17/2012
Boundary changes
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Halifax
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4097
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Person
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4111
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Dillon
Subjurisdiction:  Dillon
Submission Number:  2012-4084
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3424
Action Date:  07/27/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4128
Action Date:  07/27/2012
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Additional location)
Precinct (Name change)
Polling place (Additional location)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Pickens
Submission Number:  2012-4117
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Forest Acres
Submission Number:  2012-4086
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3260
Action Date:  07/20/2012
Absentee Voting
Election administration (Help America Vote Act)
Election administration
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3260
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Absentee Voting
Election administration (Help America Vote Act)
Election administration
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Angelina
Subjurisdiction:  Diboll
Submission Number:  2012-4098
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Atascosa, Bexar, Caldwell, Comal, Hays, Medina, Uvalde
Subjurisdiction:  Edwards Aquifer Authority
Submission Number:  2012-3533
Action Date:  07/27/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bowie
Subjurisdiction:  Hooks Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4073
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Camp
Subjurisdiction:  Camp County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3575
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Collin County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-4074
Action Date:  07/20/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Collin County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-4074
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3925
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Floyd
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4045
Action Date:  07/12/2012
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Frio, La Salle
Subjurisdiction:  Dilley Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4072
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Garza
Subjurisdiction:  Garza County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3356
Action Date:  07/23/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Garza
Subjurisdiction:  Garza County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3357
Action Date:  07/23/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Grayson
Subjurisdiction:  Grayson County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3512
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #156
Submission Number:  2012-4090
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #200
Submission Number:  2012-4108
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #287
Submission Number:  2012-4115
Action Date:  07/23/2012
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #420
Submission Number:  2012-4089
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #81
Submission Number:  2012-4091
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Northampton Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2012-4103
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Timberlake Improvement District
Submission Number:  2012-3385
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Voting method
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Hallsville
Submission Number:  2012-4096
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Lamar County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-4062
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Connally Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4101
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-4112
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Moore
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4076
Action Date:  07/18/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Morris
Subjurisdiction:  Morris County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3458
Action Date:  07/05/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Morris
Subjurisdiction:  Morris County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-3458
Action Date:  07/11/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Ochiltree
Subjurisdiction:  Ochiltree County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-4120
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Ochiltree
Subjurisdiction:  Ochiltree County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-4121
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Shackelford
Subjurisdiction:  Shackelford County Republican Party
Submission Number:  2012-3520
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Center
Submission Number:  2012-4085
Action Date:  07/24/2012
Annexation
Polling place
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Victoria
Subjurisdiction:  Victoria
Submission Number:  2012-4127
Action Date:  07/27/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Wise
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4082
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4065
Action Date:  07/20/2012
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Arlington
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4069
Action Date:  07/19/2012
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Caroline
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4100
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Henrico
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4104
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Address change)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Henry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4081
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Loudoun
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4088
Action Date:  07/25/2012
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Spotsylvania
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4060
Action Date:  07/19/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

On the date(s) indicated, a declaratory judgment was filed seeking judicial review under section 5 of the following change.
ALABAMA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4129
Action Date:  07/26/2012
Redistricting plan (Senate)
Redistricting plan (House)

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

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
Redistricting Census Information
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