The United States Department of Justice Department of Justice Seal The United States Department of Justice
Search The Site
 
NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 08/23/2010
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.

If you are currently receiving this notice by postal service delivery and would like to receive it by electronic mail, you may send a request to section5.notice@usdoj.gov. Please provide both your current mailing address and the electronic mail address to which you like it sent. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list because you are able to access the list from our web site or for any other reason, please send your current mailing address to section5.notice@usdoj.gov and include the word "remove." You may begin receiving this notice by sending a request to section5.notice@usdoj.gov with the electronic mail address to which you like it sent.

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:  2010-3283
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Ballot format
Election administration (Ballots)
Election administration
Election administration (Recount procedures)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Compensation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Baldwin
Subjurisdiction:  Daphne
Submission Number:  2010-3225
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Barbour
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3288
Action Date:  08/18/2010
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Location established)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Chilton
Subjurisdiction:  Jemison
Submission Number:  2010-3221
Action Date:  08/03/2010
Polling place (Address change)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Russellville
Submission Number:  2010-3230
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Pinson
Submission Number:  2010-3236
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2010-3234
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Morgan
Subjurisdiction:  Hartselle
Submission Number:  2010-3279
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3261
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Voter registration (Additional location)
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3257
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Coconino
Subjurisdiction:  Flagstaff
Submission Number:  2010-3281
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-2814
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Name change)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-2814
Action Date:  08/19/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Name change)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Chandler
Submission Number:  2010-3272
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Navajo
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3094
Action Date:  08/19/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Yuma
Subjurisdiction:  Yuma
Submission Number:  2010-3008
Action Date:  08/19/2010
Precinct (Deconsolidation)
Polling place (Added)
Polling place (Name change)
Polling place (Changed)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3259
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Brooks, Thomas
Subjurisdiction:  Pavo
Submission Number:  2010-3275
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Camden
Subjurisdiction:  Kingsland
Submission Number:  2010-3228
Action Date:  08/11/2010
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Carroll
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3278
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Woodstock
Submission Number:  2010-2651
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Woodstock
Submission Number:  2010-2738
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Annexation
Resubmission received

GEORGIA County:  Coweta
Subjurisdiction:  Haralson
Submission Number:  2010-3266
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dougherty
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3245
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Emanuel
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3244
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Fannin
Subjurisdiction:  Blue Ridge
Submission Number:  2010-2919
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Annexation
Related submission received

GEORGIA County:  Fannin
Subjurisdiction:  Blue Ridge
Submission Number:  2010-3219
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Fulton
Subjurisdiction:  Fairburn
Submission Number:  2010-3227
Action Date:  08/11/2010
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-2977
Action Date:  08/03/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Wilkinson
Subjurisdiction:  Mcintyre
Submission Number:  2010-3277
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3226
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Referendum requirement
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberia
Subjurisdiction:  Iberia Parish Levee Hurricane Protection & Conservation District
Submission Number:  2010-3217
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Creation of special district
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Number of officials (Board of commissioners)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberia, Vermilion
Subjurisdiction:  Erath-Delcambre Consolidated Wastewater District
Submission Number:  2010-3218
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Creation of special district
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Number of officials (Board of commissioners)
Referendum requirement
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lincoln
Subjurisdiction:  Choudrant
Submission Number:  2010-3233
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Ball
Submission Number:  2010-3237
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Tammany
Subjurisdiction:  Pearl River
Submission Number:  2010-3098
Action Date:  08/19/2010
Annexation
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3223
Action Date:  08/11/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Marion
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3253
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Voting method
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Panola, Quitman
Subjurisdiction:  Crenshaw
Submission Number:  2010-3242
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Annexation
Submission received

NEW YORK Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-2825
Action Date:  08/18/2010
Voter registration (Help America Vote Act)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2010-3251
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Cleveland
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3250
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Granville
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3155
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Vance
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3274
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Vance
Subjurisdiction:  Henderson
Submission Number:  2010-3269
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Abbeville
Subjurisdiction:  Abbeville
Submission Number:  2010-3239
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Aiken
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3265
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2010-3229
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  James Island
Submission Number:  2010-3282
Action Date:  08/11/2010
Incorporation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville, Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Greer
Submission Number:  2010-3241
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenwood
Subjurisdiction:  Ninety Six
Submission Number:  2010-3268
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Oconee
Subjurisdiction:  Seneca
Submission Number:  2010-3240
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Holly Springs Area Fire District
Submission Number:  2010-3280
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Angelina
Subjurisdiction:  Hudson Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3231
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bee
Subjurisdiction:  Skidmore-Tynan Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3243
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bee, Live Oak
Subjurisdiction:  Three Rivers Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3292
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bell
Subjurisdiction:  Nolanville
Submission Number:  2010-3267
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Judson Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3249
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Terrell Hills
Submission Number:  2010-3255
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Schertz
Submission Number:  2010-3290
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bosque
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3262
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  San Benito Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-2850
Action Date:  08/18/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cherokee, Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Bullard Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3235
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Clay
Subjurisdiction:  Petrolia Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-2861
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Polling place (Added)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  New Braunfels Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3252
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Comanche
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3263
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Election administration (Polling place procedures)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Comanche
Subjurisdiction:  De Leon
Submission Number:  2010-3264
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Crosby, Garza
Subjurisdiction:  Crosbyton Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3111
Action Date:  08/19/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Erath, Palo Pinto, Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Santo Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3224
Action Date:  08/11/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Grimes
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3293
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hale, Lubbock
Subjurisdiction:  Abernathy
Submission Number:  2010-3276
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hardin
Subjurisdiction:  Hardin County Emergency Services District #5
Submission Number:  2010-3270
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Nassau Bay
Submission Number:  2010-3289
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3238
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Wimberley
Submission Number:  2010-3247
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hill
Subjurisdiction:  Whitney Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-2990
Action Date:  08/19/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Groves
Submission Number:  2010-3222
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Burleson Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3213
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Voting method (Electronic)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Burleson Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3213
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Voting method (Electronic)
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Kaufman
Subjurisdiction:  Kaufman Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3232
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3284
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction:  Ezzell Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3285
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction:  Sweet Home Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3286
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Lavaca
Subjurisdiction:  Vysehrad Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3287
Action Date:  08/10/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Madison
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3273
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Midland
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3271
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Morris
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-2916
Action Date:  08/17/2010
Polling place (Location deleted)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Nueces
Subjurisdiction:  Calallen Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-2821
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Orange
Subjurisdiction:  Orange County Water Control & Improvement District #1
Submission Number:  2010-3291
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Weatherford
Submission Number:  2010-3029
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  San Augustine
Subjurisdiction:  Broaddus Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-2900
Action Date:  08/19/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Odem
Submission Number:  2010-3256
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Center
Submission Number:  2010-2991
Action Date:  08/19/2010
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tom Green
Subjurisdiction:  San Angelo
Submission Number:  2010-3258
Action Date:  08/13/2010
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Liberty Hill Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3248
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction:  Stockdale Independent School District
Submission Number:  2010-3246
Action Date:  08/12/2010
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Newport News
Submission Number:  2010-3254
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Fairfax
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-3220
Action Date:  08/11/2010
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

The Attorney General interposed an objection to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield
Subjurisdiction:  Fairfield County School District
Submission Number:  2010-0971
Action Date:  08/16/2010
Number of officials

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 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

Redistricting Census Information
Stay Connected YouTube MySpace Twitter Facebook Sign Up for E-Mail Updates Subscribe to News Feeds