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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 10/26/2009
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:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Smiths Station
Submission Number:  2009-3555
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  St. Clair
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3578
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Tuscaloosa
Subjurisdiction:  Northport
Submission Number:  2009-3595
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Emmonak
Submission Number:  2009-3594
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

ALASKA Borough:  Lake And Peninsula
Subjurisdiction:  Newhalen
Submission Number:  2009-3592
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Special election procedures (General election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Chandler
Submission Number:  2009-3563
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Dysart Unified School District #89
Submission Number:  2009-3545
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Fountain Hills Unified School District #98
Submission Number:  2009-3544
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Annexation
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Paradise Valley Unified School District #69
Submission Number:  2009-3559
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Precinct
Polling place
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa, Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Peoria
Submission Number:  2009-3554
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2009-3600
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson Unified School District #1
Submission Number:  2009-2874
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Greene Reservoir Flood Control District
Submission Number:  2009-3560
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Creation of special district
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Maricopa Unified School District #20
Submission Number:  2009-3547
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School District #3
Submission Number:  2009-2685
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Number of officials
Additional information received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3570
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Redistricting procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3061
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Brooks
Subjurisdiction:  Quitman
Submission Number:  2009-3573
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Clayton, Fulton
Subjurisdiction:  College Park
Submission Number:  2009-3553
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3567
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Dekalb
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3581
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Precinct (Name change)
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1965
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1965
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1965
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1965
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Rabun
Subjurisdiction:  Clayton
Submission Number:  2009-3550
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Telfair
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3258
Action Date:  10/12/2009
Method of election (At large)
Redistricting plan
Number of officials
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Treutlen
Subjurisdiction:  Soperton
Submission Number:  2009-3571
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Walton
Subjurisdiction:  Walnut Grove
Submission Number:  2009-3552
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Wilcox
Subjurisdiction:  Wilcox County School District
Submission Number:  2009-3548
Action Date:  10/13/2009
Staggered terms
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3510
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Voter registration (Location changed)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction:  Acadia Parish Fire Protection District #6
Submission Number:  2009-3591
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Allen
Subjurisdiction:  Allen Parish School District #1
Submission Number:  2009-3587
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Allen
Subjurisdiction:  Allen Parish School District #4
Submission Number:  2009-3585
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Allen
Subjurisdiction:  Allen Parish School District #5
Submission Number:  2009-3586
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Allen
Subjurisdiction:  Allen Parish School District Ward One
Submission Number:  2009-3584
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Caldwell
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3551
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction:  Concord Estates Crime Prevention District
Submission Number:  2009-3053
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Plaquemines
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3542
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Martin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3561
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Mary
Subjurisdiction:  St. Mary Parish Waterworks District #5
Submission Number:  2009-3588
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Vermilion
Subjurisdiction:  Kaplan
Submission Number:  2009-3568
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Vermilion
Subjurisdiction:  Vermilion Parish Road District #7
Submission Number:  2009-3541
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Feliciana
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3002
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Feliciana
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3002
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3574
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Political activity
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pike
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3537
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pike
Subjurisdiction:  Magnolia
Submission Number:  2009-3538
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Annexation
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Prentiss
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3113
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Limited redistricting
Additional information received

NEW YORK Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3577
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Absentee Voting
Submission received

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2009-3597
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Cleveland, Gaston
Subjurisdiction:  Kings Mountain
Submission Number:  2009-3579
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville
Submission Number:  2009-3558
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Wayne
Subjurisdiction:  Goldsboro
Submission Number:  2009-3576
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Dorchester
Subjurisdiction:  Harleyville
Submission Number:  2009-3562
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
General election (Date change)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Hampton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3590
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington
Subjurisdiction:  Lexington
Submission Number:  2009-3533
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Columbia
Submission Number:  2009-3569
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Annexation
Limited redistricting
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Union
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3580
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Texas Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2009-3188
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Political activity
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Aransas
Subjurisdiction:  Aransas County Municipal Utility District #1
Submission Number:  2009-3596
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Schertz
Submission Number:  2009-3599
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Willacy
Subjurisdiction:  Kenedy County Groundwater Conservation District
Submission Number:  2009-2952
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Number of officials
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Willacy
Subjurisdiction:  Kenedy County Groundwater Conservation District
Submission Number:  2009-2952
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Number of officials
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Burleson
Subjurisdiction:  Caldwell Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3055
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Comal
Subjurisdiction:  Comal County Water Control & Improvement District #6
Submission Number:  2009-2849
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Creation of special district
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Number of officials
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cooke
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3583
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-2884
Action Date:  10/15/2009
Precinct (Deleted)
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Delta
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3564
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3215
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Gray, Hemphill, Wheeler
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Elliott Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3598
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Numbered positions adopted
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Grayson
Subjurisdiction:  Preston Summit Municipal Utility District #1
Submission Number:  2009-3543
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Voting method
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Grimes
Subjurisdiction:  Richards Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3263
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Polling place
Voting method (Electronic)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Improvement District #10
Submission Number:  2009-2763
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Division of jurisdictions
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Improvement District #10b
Submission Number:  2009-2764
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Creation of special district
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hemphill
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3565
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hockley
Subjurisdiction:  Ropes Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-2980
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3589
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Bevil Oaks Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-2940
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3117
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Constitutional amendment)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction:  Keene
Submission Number:  2009-3509
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Leon
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3005
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Limestone
Subjurisdiction:  Groesbeck
Submission Number:  2009-2958
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Maverick
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3572
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Medina
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3582
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Milam
Subjurisdiction:  Rockdale
Submission Number:  2009-3539
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Navarro
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3016
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Palo Pinto
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3593
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Palo Pinto, Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Millsap Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3534
Action Date:  09/28/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Parker, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Aledo Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3512
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Reeves
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3557
Action Date:  10/14/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lake Travis Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3529
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Travis County Emergency Services District #11
Submission Number:  2009-3151
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Bilingual procedures
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method (Electronic)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3128
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3128
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Zavala
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3566
Action Date:  10/16/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2690
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Election administration

Christopher Coates
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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