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

Notice Date: 11/5/2012

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:  2012-5541
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Absentee Voting
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Cochise
Subjurisdiction:  Bisbee Unified School District #2
Submission Number:  2012-5523
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Avondale Elementary School District #44
Submission Number:  2012-5363
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Chandler
Submission Number:  2012-4678
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Annexation
Resubmission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Laveen Elementary School District #59
Submission Number:  2012-5529
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix Elementary School District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5539
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Queen Creek Unified School District #95
Submission Number:  2012-5526
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Tempe
Submission Number:  2012-5213
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Washington Elementary School District #6
Submission Number:  2012-5372
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Western Maricopa Education Center District #402
Submission Number:  2012-5527
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Mammoth Fire District
Submission Number:  2012-5513
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Creation of special district
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:  Stanfield Fire District
Submission Number:  2012-5514
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Creation of special district
Method of election (At large)
Establishment of elected office
Staggered terms
Number of officials
Implementation schedule
Abolishment of elected office
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Camp Verde Unified School District #28
Submission Number:  2012-5385
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Muscogee
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5237
Action Date:  10/30/2012
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5545
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Voter registration (National Voter Registration Act)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Caddo
Subjurisdiction:  Oil City
Submission Number:  2012-4861
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Claiborne, Webster
Subjurisdiction:  Evergreen Fire Protection District
Submission Number:  2012-5193
Action Date:  10/29/2012
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Baton Rouge
Subjurisdiction:  Zachary Community School District
Submission Number:  2012-5202
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  East Feliciana
Subjurisdiction:  East Feliciana Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5461
Action Date:  11/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafayette
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5543
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  Orleans Levee District
Submission Number:  2012-5077
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Start-Girard Fire Protection District
Submission Number:  2012-5201
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Sabine
Subjurisdiction:  Sabine Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5542
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. John The Baptist
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5318
Action Date:  10/29/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MICHIGAN County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5099
Action Date:  10/31/2012
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:  11/01/2012
Implementation schedule
Political activity
Election administration
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Procedures for filling vacancies (Judgeship)
Nominating procedures
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Bolivar
Subjurisdiction:  Cleveland School District
Submission Number:  2012-5299
Action Date:  10/30/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Choctaw
Subjurisdiction:  Ackerman
Submission Number:  2012-5517
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Redistricting plan
Precinct
Polling place
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Clarke
Subjurisdiction:  Quitman
Submission Number:  2012-5507
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Coahoma
Subjurisdiction:  Clarksdale
Submission Number:  2012-5128
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Bude
Submission Number:  2012-5546
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hancock
Subjurisdiction:  Bay St. Louis
Submission Number:  2012-5533
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Byram
Submission Number:  2012-5519
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Districting plan
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Location established)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Winona
Submission Number:  2012-5269
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Neshoba
Subjurisdiction:  Philadelphia
Submission Number:  2012-5302
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Decatur
Submission Number:  2012-5522
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Newton
Submission Number:  2012-5508
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Panola
Subjurisdiction:  Sardis
Submission Number:  2012-5544
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pike
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2011-1473
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pike
Subjurisdiction:  Magnolia
Submission Number:  2012-4605
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of alderpersons)
Resubmission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction:  Forest
Submission Number:  2012-5506
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Tallahatchie
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2012-5504
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Washington
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5521
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5501
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Establishment of elected office
Polling place
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5502
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Method of election (Single-member districts/at large)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5503
Action Date:  10/26/2012
Term of office (Three years)
Polling place
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5518
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Absentee Voting
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2012-5537
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Craven
Subjurisdiction:  New Bern
Submission Number:  2011-0417
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Term of office (Mayor)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Notice of withdrawal

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Guilford
Subjurisdiction:  Greensboro
Submission Number:  2012-5528
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

SOUTH DAKOTA County:  Shannon
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5401
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Anderson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5511
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Armstrong, Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Crosby, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Hale, Hockley, Lamb
Subjurisdiction:  High Plains Underground Water Conservation District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5109
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Hill Country Village
Submission Number:  2012-5344
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Brown
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5111
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Joint election procedures
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brown
Subjurisdiction:  Brownwood
Submission Number:  2012-5548
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5525
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Floyd
Subjurisdiction:  Floydada
Submission Number:  2012-4916
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #163
Submission Number:  2012-5524
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Rosenberg
Submission Number:  2012-5516
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery
Subjurisdiction:  Houston
Submission Number:  2012-5540
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Deer Park Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5140
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Deer Park Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5409
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hays, Travis, Williamson
Subjurisdiction:  Austin
Submission Number:  2012-4870
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  La Villa
Submission Number:  2012-5067
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Term of office (Four years)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Mission
Submission Number:  2012-5510
Action Date:  10/23/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Kenedy
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5509
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Sutton
Subjurisdiction:  Sonora
Submission Number:  2012-5547
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Upshur
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4940
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5505
Action Date:  10/22/2012
Voter registration
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5520
Action Date:  11/01/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received

VIRGINIA County:  Fairfax
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5538
Action Date:  11/02/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

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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