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

Notice Date: 10/22/2012

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:  2012-5432
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Absentee Voting
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Lauderdale
Subjurisdiction:  Rogersville
Submission Number:  2012-5394
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction:  Northport
Submission Number:  2012-5419
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5144
Action Date:  09/26/2012
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5431
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Gila
Subjurisdiction:  Miami Area Unified School District #40
Submission Number:  2012-5423
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5160
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Buckeye
Submission Number:  2012-5083
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
Submission Number:  2012-5335
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Political activity
Election administration (Polling place procedures)
Election administration
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Wilson Elementary School District #7
Submission Number:  2012-5390
Action Date:  10/11/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Altar Valley Elementary School District #51
Submission Number:  2012-4837
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Sahuarita
Submission Number:  2012-5410
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Annexation
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Yuba County Water Agency
Submission Number:  2012-4630
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Method of selection (Appointive/elective to elective)
Number of officials
Redistricting procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Bacon
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3985
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Procedures for filling vacancies
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Bacon
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3985
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Procedures for filling vacancies
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Barrow
Subjurisdiction:  Winder
Submission Number:  2012-5393
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Kennesaw
Submission Number:  2012-5406
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4892
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Precinct (Name change)
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Dodge
Subjurisdiction:  Eastman
Submission Number:  2012-5411
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Forsyth
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4773
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett
Subjurisdiction:  Duluth
Submission Number:  2012-5143
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
Submission Number:  2012-4142
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Paulding
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5395
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5424
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Livingston
Subjurisdiction:  Livingston Parish Fire Protection District #7
Submission Number:  2012-4811
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  New Orleans
Submission Number:  2012-5388
Action Date:  10/11/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Name change)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Pointe Coupee
Subjurisdiction:  New Roads
Submission Number:  2012-5405
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Pointe Coupee
Subjurisdiction:  New Roads
Submission Number:  2012-5405
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Richland Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5392
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Richland Parish Ward One Rural Fire District
Submission Number:  2012-5055
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Landry
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4659
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Terrebonne
Subjurisdiction:  Terrebonne Levee And Conservation District
Submission Number:  2012-5387
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Terrebonne
Subjurisdiction:  Terrebonne Parish Fire Protection District #4-A
Submission Number:  2012-5075
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2010-2618
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Absentee Voting (Military and Overseas Empowerment Act)
Nominating procedures
Resubmission received

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5096
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Absentee Voting (Military voters)
Absentee Voting (Overseas votes)
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5099
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Implementation schedule
Political activity
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Procedures for filling vacancies (Judgeship)
Nominating procedures
Additional information received

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5099
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Implementation schedule
Political activity
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Procedures for filling vacancies (Judgeship)
Nominating procedures
Additional information received

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5099
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Implementation schedule
Political activity
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Procedures for filling vacancies (Judgeship)
Nominating procedures
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4277
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Voter registration
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Desoto
Subjurisdiction:  Southaven
Submission Number:  2012-5416
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Subjurisdiction:  Jackson
Submission Number:  2012-5429
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction:  Oxford
Submission Number:  2012-5235
Action Date:  10/11/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction:  Oxford
Submission Number:  2012-5235
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lamar, Pearl River
Subjurisdiction:  Lumberton
Submission Number:  2012-5414
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Leflore
Subjurisdiction:  Greenwood
Submission Number:  2012-4833
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Simpson
Subjurisdiction:  Mendenhall
Submission Number:  2012-5081
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5408
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Method of selection (Change in appointive/elective method)
Method of selection (Appointive/elective to elective)
Polling place
Polling place (Location changed)
Voter registration (Hours)
Abolishment of elected office (Constable)
Submission received

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2012-5415
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Sanford
Submission Number:  2012-5425
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Lenoir
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4772
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Onslow
Subjurisdiction:  Jacksonville
Submission Number:  2012-5422
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5283
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Special election procedures (Primary)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5398
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Election administration (Ballots)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Beaufort
Subjurisdiction:  Beaufort
Submission Number:  2012-5418
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2012-4968
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2012-5210
Action Date:  10/10/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2012-5417
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Chesterfield
Subjurisdiction:  Cheraw
Submission Number:  2012-5412
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2012-5413
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH DAKOTA County:  Shannon
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5401
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Angelina, Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Wells Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4935
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Archer, Young
Subjurisdiction:  Olney Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-1069
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Consolidation of jurisdictions
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Pearland
Submission Number:  2012-2779
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Annexation
Resubmission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5396
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Precinct (Renumbering)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Baytown
Submission Number:  2012-4535
Action Date:  10/11/2012
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Baytown
Submission Number:  2012-4535
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Coleman
Subjurisdiction:  Coleman Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5259
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collin, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Prosper
Submission Number:  2012-5087
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Cedar Hill
Submission Number:  2012-4687
Action Date:  10/09/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Deaf Smith, Oldham, Randall
Subjurisdiction:  Wildorado Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5399
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dickens
Subjurisdiction:  Patton Springs Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5402
Action Date:  10/15/2012
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Falls, Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Bruceville-Eddy
Submission Number:  2012-4756
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Galveston Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5330
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Election administration (Notice procedures)
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  La Marque Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5391
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Santa Fe Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5427
Action Date:  10/17/2012
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Deer Park Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5409
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Fresh Water Supply District #61
Submission Number:  2012-5404
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Harrison County Emergency Services District #7
Submission Number:  2012-5400
Action Date:  09/25/2012
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hopkins
Subjurisdiction:  Sulphur Springs
Submission Number:  2012-4668
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Howard
Subjurisdiction:  Big Spring
Submission Number:  2012-4849
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont
Submission Number:  2012-5428
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Leon
Subjurisdiction:  Buffalo
Submission Number:  2012-4936
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Lipscomb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4824
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Medina
Subjurisdiction:  Natalia
Submission Number:  2012-4882
Action Date:  10/10/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Motley
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5403
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Brock Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5426
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Red River
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5389
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Refugio
Subjurisdiction:  Refugio Groundwater Conservation District
Submission Number:  2012-4834
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  San Patricio County Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2012-4965
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Worth Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5198
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lazy Nine Municipal Utility District #1a
Submission Number:  2012-4871
Action Date:  10/15/2012
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Presidential Glen Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2012-4663
Action Date:  10/03/2012
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Walker
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4815
Action Date:  10/16/2012
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Williamson County Municipal Utility District #16
Submission Number:  2012-4907
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Term of office
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Williamson County Water Control And Improvement District #3
Submission Number:  2011-3601
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Creation of special district
Number of officials
Resubmission received

TEXAS County:  Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Williamson County Water Control And Improvement District #3
Submission Number:  2012-4908
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Term of office
General election (Date change)
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4999
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4999
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Lee
Submission Number:  2012-5407
Action Date:  10/12/2012
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received

T. Christian Herren, Jr.
Chief, Voting Section

General Information Voting Section
Contact

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Telephone - (202) 307-2767
Fax - (202) 307-3961
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Mailing Contact

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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