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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 11/03/2008
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 submissions of voting changes, additional information regarding previous, but still pending submissions, withdrawals of submitted voting changes, objections, requests for the Attorney General to reconsider objections, and filings of declaratory judgment actions were received on the dates indicated.


Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Lake View
County:  Tuscaloosa
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Deannexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5493

Alaska Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Borough: 
Action Date:  10/23/2008
Election administration
Candidate qualification procedures
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5472

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvement District
County:  Yavapai
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5490

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Higley Elementary School District #60
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5517
Expedited Consideration Requested

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Mesa
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5491

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Northside Community Facilities District #1
County:  Yavapai
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Voting qualifications/eligibility
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4994
Expedited Consideration Requested

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Queen Creek
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Term of office (Mayor)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-4771

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Willcox Unified School District #13
County:  Cochise
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5325
Expedited Consideration Requested

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Yuma
County:  Yuma
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5377

Arizona Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Greenlee
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Ballot format
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5160
Expedited Consideration Requested

Arizona Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Greenlee
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Limited redistricting
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5216

Florida Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5479
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Commerce
County:  Jackson
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5272

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dalton
County:  Whitfield
Action Date:  10/24/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-4998

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dalton
County:  Whitfield
Action Date:  10/24/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5483

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dalton
County:  Whitfield
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5483

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dekalb County School District
County:  Dekalb
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4853
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Doraville
County:  Dekalb
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-4204

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Fitzgerald
County:  Ben Hill, Irwin
Action Date:  10/24/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5506

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Harlem
County:  Columbia
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5489

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Hiawassee
County:  Towns
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4869

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Hull
County:  Madison
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5499

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Sumner
County:  Worth
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5125
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Varnell
County:  Whitfield
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5475

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Young Harris
County:  Towns
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5067

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Athens-Clarke
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5523

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Baker
Action Date:  10/27/2008
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5476

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Dekalb
Action Date:  10/27/2008
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5481

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Fayette
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Voter registration (Additional location)
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5500

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Henry
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Voter registration (Additional location)
Voter registration (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5501

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Spalding
Action Date:  10/27/2008
Voter registration (Hours)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5471

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Abbeville
Parish:  Vermilion
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5311

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Abbeville
Parish:  Vermilion
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5511

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Covington
Parish:  St. Tammany
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5385

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Covington
Parish:  St. Tammany
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5385

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Duson
Parish:  Acadia, Lafayette
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5533

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Slidell
Parish:  St. Tammany
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5498

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  St. Mary Parish Wards One, Two, Three, Four, Seven, And Ten Sales Tax District
Parish:  St. Mary
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-3549
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Osyka
County:  Pike
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5113

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Osyka
County:  Pike
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5113

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Hancock
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5521
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Harrison
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5038
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Rankin
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5233
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Wilkinson
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5504

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Goldsboro
County:  Wayne
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Resubmission received
Submission Number:  2005-2825

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Bertie
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5535

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Bladen
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5516

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Camden
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5531

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Chowan
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5482

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Cleveland
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5518

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Cumberland
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5526

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Edgecombe
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5530

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Gaston
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5528

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Gates
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5522

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Greene
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5519

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Guilford
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5497
Expedited Consideration Requested

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Halifax
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5525

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Harnett
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5515

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Hertford
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5514

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Jackson
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5520

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Lee
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5529

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Martin
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5532

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Pasquotank
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5524

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Robeson
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5536

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Union
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5537

North Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5513

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Conway
County:  Horry
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5527

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Dillon
County:  Dillon
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5508

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek
County:  Berkeley
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5503

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Holly Springs Area Fire District
County:  Spartanburg
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4877
Expedited Consideration Requested

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Orangeburg
County:  Orangeburg
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5502

South Carolina Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Dorchester
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Precinct (Realignment)
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5507

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Austin Independent School District
County:  Travis
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4864

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Austin Independent School District
County:  Travis
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5534
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District
County:  Dimmit
Action Date:  10/27/2008
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Voting method
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5474

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Celina
County:  Collin, Denton
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5509

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Center Independent School District
County:  Shelby
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Implementation schedule (Terms of office)
Joint election procedures
General election (Date change)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5442

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Crawford Independent School District
County:  Coryell, Mclennan
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5418

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Faulkey Gully Municipal Utility District
County:  Harris
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Resubmission received
Submission Number:  2008-3461

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #158
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  10/14/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5488

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Galveston
County:  Galveston
Action Date:  10/20/2008
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5480
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Houston Community College District
County:  Fort Bend, Harris
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4946

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Lyford Consolidated Independent School District
County:  Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy
Action Date:  10/17/2008
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5492

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery County Municipal Utility District #127
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Creation of special district
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5512

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Nederland Independent School District
County:  Jefferson
Action Date:  10/24/2008
Special election procedures (Cancelled)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5484

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Pharr
County:  Hidalgo
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4962

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Pilot Point Independent School District
County:  Cooke
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Polling place (Added)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5510

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District
County:  Starr
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5001

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Rio Vista
County:  Johnson
Action Date:  10/23/2008
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5505

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Seagoville
County:  Dallas, Kaufman
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5359

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Somervell County Water District
County:  Somervell
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Deannexation
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2006-4356

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Weston Lakes
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4932

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Weston Lakes
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Incorporation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5485

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Weston Lakes
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Incorporation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5485

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Weston Lakes
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  10/30/2008
Incorporation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5485

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Burleson
Action Date:  10/27/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5477

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Dallas
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5494

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Grayson
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5109

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Hays
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4961

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Hidalgo
Action Date:  10/17/2008
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5495

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Jefferson
Action Date:  10/27/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5478

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Johnson
Action Date:  10/23/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5077

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Lee
Action Date:  10/29/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5422

Virginia Subjurisdiction:  Emporia
County: 
Action Date:  10/28/2008
Voting method
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5496
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:
Texas Subjurisdiction:  Edwards Aquifer Authority
County: 
Action Date:  10/31/2008
Voting method
Submission Number:  2008-4709

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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