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

Notice Date: 11/19/2012

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:  Blount
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5634
Action Date:  11/09/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2012-5639
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5661
Action Date:  11/19/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Coconino, Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Sedona-Oak Creek Joint Unified School District #9
Submission Number:  2012-5489
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Balsz Elementary School District #31
Submission Number:  2012-5490
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Buckeye
Submission Number:  2012-5635
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Carefree
Submission Number:  2012-5652
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Term of office
Implementation schedule
Voting method (By-mail)
Special election procedures (Primary)
General election (Date change)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Gilbert
Submission Number:  2012-5645
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Deannexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Gilbert Unified School District #41
Submission Number:  2012-5375
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Scottsdale Unified School District #48
Submission Number:  2012-5366
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Mohave
Subjurisdiction:  Littlefield Unified School District #9
Submission Number:  2012-5485
Action Date:  11/16/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Florence Unified School District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5379
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Stanfield Elementary School District #24
Submission Number:  2012-5487
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

FLORIDA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5650
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Voter registration
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Barrow
Subjurisdiction:  Bethlehem
Submission Number:  2012-5637
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Fayette
Subjurisdiction:  Peachtree City
Submission Number:  2012-5657
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Sumter
Subjurisdiction:  Americus
Submission Number:  2012-5663
Action Date:  11/16/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Acadia
Subjurisdiction:  Mermentau
Submission Number:  2012-5642
Action Date:  10/24/2012
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Allen
Subjurisdiction:  Allen Parish Fire Protection District #3
Submission Number:  2012-5279
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Ascension
Subjurisdiction:  Ascension Parish Fire Protection District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5328
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Ascension
Subjurisdiction:  Ascension Parish Road Lighting District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5282
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Beauregard
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5654
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Gretna
Submission Number:  2012-5649
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Westwego
Submission Number:  2012-5568
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Madison
Subjurisdiction:  Madison Parish School District #2
Submission Number:  2012-5477
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Morehouse
Subjurisdiction:  Bastrop
Submission Number:  2012-5492
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission
Submission Number:  2012-5298
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Orleans
Subjurisdiction:  Orleans Parish Communication District
Submission Number:  2012-5297
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Sabine
Subjurisdiction:  Sabine Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5542
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Bernard
Subjurisdiction:  St. Bernard Parish School District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5500
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Vernon
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5629
Action Date:  11/09/2012
Special election procedures
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Bogalusa School District
Submission Number:  2012-5644
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Bogalusa School District
Submission Number:  2012-5644
Action Date:  11/16/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Webster
Subjurisdiction:  Springhill Fire Protection District #11
Submission Number:  2012-5638
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MICHIGAN County:  Allegan
Subjurisdiction:  Clyde
Submission Number:  2012-5100
Action Date:  09/20/2012
Election administration
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Alcorn
Subjurisdiction:  Corinth
Submission Number:  2012-5630
Action Date:  11/09/2012
Special election procedures
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Bolivar
Subjurisdiction:  Cleveland
Submission Number:  2012-5651
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Clarke
Subjurisdiction:  Quitman
Submission Number:  2012-5507
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Coahoma
Subjurisdiction:  Lyon
Submission Number:  2012-5617
Action Date:  11/16/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Bude
Submission Number:  2012-5546
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Tupelo
Submission Number:  2012-5343
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Annexation
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Newton
Subjurisdiction:  Newton
Submission Number:  2012-5508
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction:  Forest
Submission Number:  2012-5506
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2012-5660
Action Date:  11/16/2012
Election administration (Ballots)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Halifax
Subjurisdiction:  Scotland Neck
Submission Number:  2011-5058
Action Date:  09/26/2012
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville
Submission Number:  2012-5384
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Pitt
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville
Submission Number:  2012-5648
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Beaufort
Subjurisdiction:  Port Royal
Submission Number:  2012-5655
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2012-5556
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2012-5647
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Marion
Subjurisdiction:  Marion
Submission Number:  2012-5192
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Bee, Live Oak
Subjurisdiction:  Three Rivers Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5294
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Polling place (Consolidation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  San Antonio
Submission Number:  2012-5300
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Brazoria
Subjurisdiction:  Richwood
Submission Number:  2012-5658
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brown
Subjurisdiction:  Brownwood Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5420
Action Date:  10/31/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Joint election procedures
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Brownsville
Submission Number:  2012-5656
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Liberty
Subjurisdiction:  Mont Belvieu
Submission Number:  2012-5653
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Celina
Submission Number:  2012-5662
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Precinct (Additional location)
Polling place (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  Bland Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5631
Action Date:  11/08/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Denton
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5332
Action Date:  11/19/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5525
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #128
Submission Number:  2012-5640
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Hidalgo
Subjurisdiction:  Mcallen
Submission Number:  2012-5646
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Annexation
Submission received

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

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  Boles Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5632
Action Date:  11/08/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction:  West Tawakoni
Submission Number:  2012-5633
Action Date:  11/08/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4278
Action Date:  11/16/2012
Method of election
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Lampasas
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5288
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Parker
Subjurisdiction:  Brock Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5426
Action Date:  11/14/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Terrell
Subjurisdiction:  Terrell County Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5636
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5464
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Voter registration
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5505
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Voter registration
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

VIRGINIA County:  Prince George
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5641
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Staggered terms
Submission received

On the date(s) indicated, a declaratory judgment seeking termination of coverage (bailout) under Section 4 was filed.
NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5664
Action Date:  11/15/2012
Election administration

The Attorney General declined to withdraw the objection to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
GEORGIA County:  Long
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-2733
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan (Commission)

GEORGIA County:  Long
Subjurisdiction:  Long County School District
Submission Number:  2012-2734
Action Date:  11/13/2012
Redistricting plan

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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