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

Notice Date: 10/31/2012

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:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Smiths Station
Submission Number:  2012-5450
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Saraland
Submission Number:  2012-5216
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Saraland
Submission Number:  2012-5459
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Chelsea
Submission Number:  2012-5068
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Chelsea
Submission Number:  2012-5497
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Cochise
Subjurisdiction:  Benson Unified School District #9
Submission Number:  2012-5494
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Coconino
Subjurisdiction:  Flagstaff Unified School District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5365
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Coconino, Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Sedona-Oak Creek Joint Unified School District #9
Submission Number:  2012-5489
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5333
Action Date:  10/29/2012
Voter registration (National Voter Registration Act)
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Balsz Elementary School District #31
Submission Number:  2012-5490
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Murphy Elementary School District #21
Submission Number:  2012-5496
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Mohave
Subjurisdiction:  Littlefield Unified School District #9
Submission Number:  2012-5485
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Navajo
Subjurisdiction:  Show Low Unified School District #10
Submission Number:  2012-5481
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5470
Action Date:  10/22/2012
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Arizona City Fire District
Submission Number:  2012-5473
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Method of election (At large)
Establishment of elected office
Staggered terms
Number of officials
Implementation schedule
Abolishment of elected office
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Coolidge Unified School District #21
Submission Number:  2012-5484
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Eloy Fire District
Submission Number:  2012-5474
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Method of election (At large)
Establishment of elected office
Staggered terms
Number of officials (Board of supervisors)
Implementation schedule
Abolishment of elected office
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Maricopa Unified School District #20
Submission Number:  2012-5488
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Oracle Fire District
Submission Number:  2012-5475
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Method of election (At large)
Establishment of elected office
Staggered terms
Number of officials (Board of supervisors)
Implementation schedule
Abolishment of elected office
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Stanfield Elementary School District #24
Submission Number:  2012-5487
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Kings, Monterey
Subjurisdiction:  West Hills Community College District
Submission Number:  2012-5266
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Method of election (Single-member districts)
Implementation schedule
Special election procedures
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Coweta
Subjurisdiction:  Senoia
Submission Number:  2012-5465
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Telfair
Subjurisdiction:  Mcrae
Submission Number:  2012-5056
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction:  Mosquito Control Sales Tax District #3
Submission Number:  2012-5200
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier
Subjurisdiction:  Benton
Submission Number:  2012-5493
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Feliciana
Subjurisdiction:  East Feliciana Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5461
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Iberia
Subjurisdiction:  New Iberia
Submission Number:  2012-4980
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson Davis
Subjurisdiction:  Jennings
Submission Number:  2012-5491
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5479
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lincoln
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5013
Action Date:  10/04/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Madison Parish School District #2
Submission Number:  2012-5477
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Morehouse
Subjurisdiction:  Bastrop
Submission Number:  2012-5492
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  North Kenilworth Improvement And Security District
Submission Number:  2012-4717
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  Orleans Parish Communication District
Submission Number:  2012-5297
Action Date:  10/11/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Rapides
Subjurisdiction:  Boyce
Submission Number:  2012-5480
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Richland Parish Archibald-Alto Fire Protection District
Submission Number:  2012-5060
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Richland Parish Holly Ridge Fire Protection District
Submission Number:  2012-5061
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Richland Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5392
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Bernard
Subjurisdiction:  St. Bernard Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5500
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Terrebonne
Subjurisdiction:  Terrebonne Parish Fire Protection District #4-A
Submission Number:  2012-5075
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Bogalusa
Submission Number:  2012-5498
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Redistricting plan (Council)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4277
Action Date:  10/02/2012
Voter registration
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Bolivar
Subjurisdiction:  Merigold
Submission Number:  2012-4832
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Bolivar
Subjurisdiction:  Merigold
Submission Number:  2012-4832
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Covington
Subjurisdiction:  Collins
Submission Number:  2012-5440
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Forrest, Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Hattiesburg
Submission Number:  2012-4962
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Franklin County School District
Submission Number:  2012-5439
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5441
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Redistricting plan (Election commission)
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Redistricting plan (Justice court)
Redistricting plan (Constable)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lincoln
Subjurisdiction:  Brookhaven
Submission Number:  2012-5469
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction:  Columbus
Submission Number:  2012-5173
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Additional location)
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Additional location)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Walthall
Subjurisdiction:  Tylertown
Submission Number:  2012-5305
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Leland
Submission Number:  2012-5499
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Redistricting plan
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5437
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Establishment of elected office
Number of officials (Board of trustees)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5466
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Polling place
Voter registration (Hours)
Voting method
Voting method (Help America Vote Act)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Compensation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Alamance, Guilford
Subjurisdiction:  Burlington
Submission Number:  2012-5275
Action Date:  10/02/2012
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Gaston
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5085
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Beaufort
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5468
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Mount Pleasant
Submission Number:  2012-5457
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Dillon
Subjurisdiction:  Dillon
Submission Number:  2012-5486
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington
Subjurisdiction:  Lexington
Submission Number:  2012-5472
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Marion
Subjurisdiction:  Marion
Submission Number:  2012-5192
Action Date:  10/29/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Pickens
Subjurisdiction:  Easley
Submission Number:  2012-5447
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bastrop
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5183
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Hill Country Village
Submission Number:  2012-5344
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Hays
Subjurisdiction:  San Marcos
Submission Number:  2012-5436
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Annexation
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Hays, Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Barton-Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation Disrtict
Submission Number:  2012-5095
Action Date:  10/02/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Celina
Submission Number:  2012-5448
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Lavon
Submission Number:  2012-5460
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton, Tarrant
Subjurisdiction:  Trophy Club
Submission Number:  2012-4859
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Duval
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5050
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Duval
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5050
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Floyd
Subjurisdiction:  Floydada
Submission Number:  2012-4916
Action Date:  10/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Missouri City
Submission Number:  2012-5449
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Missouri City
Submission Number:  2012-5449
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Deannexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Freestone
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5467
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Galveston County Municipal Utility District #59
Submission Number:  2012-5478
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Deannexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Deer Park Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5409
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #148
Submission Number:  2012-5438
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #179
Submission Number:  2012-5433
Action Date:  10/18/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
General election (Cancelled)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5214
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Polling place (Additional location)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Name change)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5214
Action Date:  10/25/2012
TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont
Submission Number:  2012-5428
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont
Submission Number:  2012-5428
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4278
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Method of election
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Response to Requested Information

TEXAS County:  Kendall
Subjurisdiction:  Boerne
Submission Number:  2012-5458
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Llano
Subjurisdiction:  Deerhaven Water Control & Improvement District
Submission Number:  2012-4877
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery
Submission Number:  2012-4969
Action Date:  10/25/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Nueces
Subjurisdiction:  Robstown Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4918
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Refugio
Subjurisdiction:  Refugio Groundwater Conservation District
Submission Number:  2012-4834
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

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

TEXAS County:  Stonewall
Subjurisdiction:  Aspermont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4985
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Jonestown
Submission Number:  2012-5483
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Lago Vista
Submission Number:  2012-5482
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Val Verde
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5476
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Walker
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4815
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5464
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Voter registration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Wilson
Subjurisdiction:  Wilson County Emergency Services District #3
Submission Number:  2012-5000
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5434
Action Date:  10/19/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Gloucester
Subjurisdiction:  Gloucester County School District
Submission Number:  2012-5462
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
GEORGIA County:  Douglas
Subjurisdiction:  Douglasville
Submission Number:  2012-4542
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Redistricting plan
Election administration

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

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