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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 10/19/2009
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:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3410
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Notice of withdrawal

ALABAMA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Aliceville
Submission Number:  2009-3530
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3508
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Voter registration
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Voting method (By-mail)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Navajo
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2822
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2008-5243
Action Date:  09/24/2009
Voter registration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3122
Action Date:  09/24/2009
Voter registration
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Atkinson
Subjurisdiction:  Willacoochee
Submission Number:  2009-3325
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Brooks, Thomas
Subjurisdiction:  Barwick
Submission Number:  2009-3514
Action Date:  10/09/2009
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Charlton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2495
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Resubmission received

GEORGIA County:  Charlton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3518
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Charlton
Subjurisdiction:  Charlton County School District
Submission Number:  2009-3517
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb, Fulton
Subjurisdiction:  Atlanta
Submission Number:  2009-3511
Action Date:  10/07/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Nicholson
Submission Number:  2009-3145
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3510
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Franklin Parish School District
Submission Number:  2009-3520
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Jackson Parish School District
Submission Number:  2009-3528
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2009-1954
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2009-2356
Action Date:  10/15/2009
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Mangham
Submission Number:  2009-3532
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Terrebonne
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3522
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3058
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Camden, Pasquotank
Subjurisdiction:  Elizabeth City
Submission Number:  2009-3531
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford, Randolph
Subjurisdiction:  Archdale
Submission Number:  2009-3523
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Chesterfield
Subjurisdiction:  Jefferson
Submission Number:  2009-3521
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3227
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brown
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2885
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Brown, Coleman, Mills
Subjurisdiction:  Brookesmith Special Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-2914
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3526
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2975
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Dallas
Submission Number:  2009-2683
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Houston Community College System District
Submission Number:  2009-3236
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Guadalupe County Groundwater Conservation District
Submission Number:  2009-3513
Action Date:  10/07/2009
Concurrent terms
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Improvement District #18
Submission Number:  2009-3352
Action Date:  10/09/2009
Polling place (Location established)
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Voting method (Machine)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Driftwood Economic Development Municipal Management District
Submission Number:  2009-2342
Action Date:  10/02/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Driftwood Economic Development Municipal Management District
Submission Number:  2009-2342
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Keene
Submission Number:  2009-3509
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Liberty
Subjurisdiction:  Liberty Lakes Fresh Water Supply District #1
Submission Number:  2009-3524
Action Date:  10/07/2009
Creation of special district
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Number of officials
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Age requirement)
Referendum requirement
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Liberty
Subjurisdiction:  Liberty Lakes Fresh Water Supply District #1
Submission Number:  2009-3525
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Voting method (Electronic)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Liberty
Subjurisdiction:  Plum Creek Fresh Water Supply District #1
Submission Number:  2009-3527
Action Date:  10/07/2009
Creation of special district
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Number of officials
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Age requirement)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Referendum requirement
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Limestone
Subjurisdiction:  Groesbeck
Submission Number:  2009-2958
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Nueces
Subjurisdiction:  Port Of Corpus Christi Authority
Submission Number:  2009-3515
Action Date:  10/07/2009
Creation of special district
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Staggered terms
Term of office (Three years)
Number of officials
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Parker, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Aledo Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3512
Action Date:  09/28/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Scurry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2957
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Travis Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3529
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Submission received

The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3122
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Voter registration

The Attorney General declined to withdraw the objection to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2008-5243
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Voter registration

Christopher Coates
Chief, Voting Section

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Contact

Toll-free - (800) 253-3931
Telephone - (202) 307-2767
Fax - (202) 307-3961
Email - voting.section@usdoj.gov
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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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