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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 11/02/2009
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:  Colbert
Subjurisdiction:  Tuscumbia
Submission Number:  2009-3342
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Saraland
Submission Number:  2009-3626
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Morgan
Subjurisdiction:  Hartselle
Submission Number:  2009-3628
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Akiak
Submission Number:  2009-3632
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Special election procedures (General election)
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Yukon
Submission Number:  2009-3665
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Upper Kalskag
Submission Number:  2009-3647
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough:  Aleutians East
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3609
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough:  Aleutians East
Subjurisdiction:  Cold Bay
Submission Number:  2009-3642
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (General election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3623
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Political activity
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Coconino, Mohave
Subjurisdiction:  Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District #6
Submission Number:  2009-3650
Action Date:  10/27/2009
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Mesa
Submission Number:  2009-3383
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Annexation
Related submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Mesa
Submission Number:  2009-3605
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa, Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Wickenburg
Submission Number:  2009-3604
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3663
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3660
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Voter registration (Procedures)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Chattooga
Subjurisdiction:  Trion
Submission Number:  2009-3644
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cherokee
Subjurisdiction:  Holly Springs
Submission Number:  2009-3656
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Dawson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3648
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Voter registration (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Fulton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3613
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Fulton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3653
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Gordon
Subjurisdiction:  Calhoun City School District
Submission Number:  2009-3669
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Gwinnett
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3612
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Deleted)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Location deleted)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Haralson
Subjurisdiction:  Buchanan
Submission Number:  2009-3640
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-1965
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3624
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Tattnall
Subjurisdiction:  Cobbtown
Submission Number:  2009-3293
Action Date:  10/27/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Telfair
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3258
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Method of election (At large)
Redistricting plan
Number of officials
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3610
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Helena
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3614
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Helena
Subjurisdiction:  St. Helena Parish Fifth Ward Fire Protection District #1
Submission Number:  2009-3615
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Helena
Subjurisdiction:  St. Helena Parish Fire Protection District #2
Submission Number:  2009-3616
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Webster
Subjurisdiction:  Minden
Submission Number:  2009-3630
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

MICHIGAN County:  Allegan
Subjurisdiction:  Clyde
Submission Number:  2009-3638
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2022
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Majority vote requirement (School districts)
Runoff election
Procedures for filling vacancies
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Adams
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3601
Action Date:  10/19/2009
Method of selection
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Forrest, Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Hattiesburg
Submission Number:  2009-3637
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jones
Subjurisdiction:  Ellisville
Submission Number:  2009-3140
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jones
Subjurisdiction:  Ellisville
Submission Number:  2009-3140
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

NEW YORK Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3602
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Election administration (Ballots)
Voting method
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3196
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Political activity
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Harnett
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3226
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Onslow
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3641
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2009-3651
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Dillon
Subjurisdiction:  Dillon
Submission Number:  2009-3666
Action Date:  10/27/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Florence
Subjurisdiction:  Florence
Submission Number:  2009-3657
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Georgetown
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3658
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville
Subjurisdiction:  Simpsonville
Submission Number:  2009-3664
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Jasper
Subjurisdiction:  Ridgeland
Submission Number:  2009-3652
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Spartanburg
Subjurisdiction:  Chesnee
Submission Number:  2009-3620
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Plurality vote requirement
Nonpartisan elections
Candidate qualification procedures
Candidate qualification procedures (Fees)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  York
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
Submission Number:  2009-3655
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County: 
Subjurisdiction:  Texas Democratic Party
Submission Number:  2009-3188
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Political activity
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Anderson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3659
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority
Submission Number:  2009-3086
Action Date:  10/30/2009
Boundary changes
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Burnet, Llano
Subjurisdiction:  Horseshoe Bay
Submission Number:  2009-3347
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Carson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3621
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Redistricting plan (Justice of the peace)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3402
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Redistricting plan (Commissioners court)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Name change)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3402
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Redistricting plan (Commissioners court)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Name change)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Fairview
Submission Number:  2009-3668
Action Date:  10/27/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Comanche
Subjurisdiction:  De Leon
Submission Number:  2009-3038
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-2938
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Edwards, Real, Uvalde
Subjurisdiction:  Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3639
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Falls
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3138
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  North Mission Glen Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-3462
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Frio
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3175
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3215
Action Date:  10/29/2009
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:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-3054
Action Date:  10/27/2009
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Garza
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3603
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Gonzales
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3078
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Election administration (Poll workers)
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Crosby Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3667
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Improvement District #3
Submission Number:  2009-3661
Action Date:  10/21/2009
Boundary changes
Deannexation
Polling place (Added)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Voting method (Electronic)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris, Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Woodlands Township
Submission Number:  2009-2930
Action Date:  10/27/2009
Numbered positions adopted
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris, Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Woodlands Township
Submission Number:  2009-2930
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Numbered positions adopted
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris, Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Woodlands Township
Submission Number:  2009-2930
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Numbered positions adopted
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Karnack Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3039
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Henderson
Subjurisdiction:  Coffee City
Submission Number:  2009-3646
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Bevil Oaks Municipal Utility District
Submission Number:  2009-2940
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Johnson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3117
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Constitutional amendment)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Kent
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3157
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3627
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Midland
Subjurisdiction:  Midland
Submission Number:  2009-3611
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Parker County Emergency Services District #7
Submission Number:  2009-3466
Action Date:  10/20/2009
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Parmer
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3252
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Polk
Subjurisdiction:  Livingston
Submission Number:  2009-3633
Action Date:  10/23/2009
Annexation
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Runnels
Subjurisdiction:  Ballinger Memorial Hospital District
Submission Number:  2009-2966
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Runnels
Subjurisdiction:  North Runnels County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2009-2967
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Runnels
Subjurisdiction:  Runnels County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2009-2968
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Creation of special district
Staggered terms
Number of officials
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Sabine
Subjurisdiction:  Pineland
Submission Number:  2009-3257
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-2929
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Winona
Submission Number:  2009-2971
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Stephens, Young
Subjurisdiction:  Graham Independent School District
Submission Number:  2009-3643
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Tarrant
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3649
Action Date:  10/27/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3625
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Travis
Subjurisdiction:  Rollingwood
Submission Number:  2009-3631
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Victoria
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3662
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Victoria
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3662
Action Date:  10/28/2009
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction:  Kickapoo Fresh Water Supply District
Submission Number:  2009-3629
Action Date:  10/22/2009
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Wheeler
Subjurisdiction:  North Wheeler County Hospital District
Submission Number:  2009-2923
Action Date:  10/29/2009
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Age requirement)
General election
Referendum requirement
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County:  Pittsylvania
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3635
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Boundary changes
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Pittsylvania
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2009-3636
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Boundary changes
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3283
Action Date:  10/26/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

VIRGINIA County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2009-3283
Action Date:  10/27/2009
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received

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 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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