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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 12/08/2008
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:  Auburn
County:  Lee
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5708

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Cedar Bluff
County:  Cherokee
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5720

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Gulf Shores
County:  Baldwin
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5742

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5713

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Precinct (Realignment)
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5751

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Oxford
County:  Calhoun, Talladega
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5663

Alabama Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5737

Alaska Subjurisdiction:  Kotzebue
Borough:  Northwest Arctic
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5746

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Carefree
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Staggered terms
Term of office (Four years)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5755

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Casa Grande
County:  Pinal
Action Date:  11/25/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5715

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Other
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5388

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5752

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  San Luis
County:  Yuma
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5732

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Window Rock Unified School District
County:  Apache
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5724

Arizona Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Pima
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5322

California Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Merced
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Transfer of powers
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5741
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Atlanta
County:  Dekalb, Fulton
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5710

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Doraville
County:  Dekalb
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-4204

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Flowery Branch
County:  Hall
Action Date:  11/28/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5668

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Flowery Branch
County:  Hall
Action Date:  11/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5717

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
County:  Hall
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5745

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Holly Springs
County:  Cherokee
Action Date:  11/24/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5709

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Holly Springs
County:  Cherokee
Action Date:  11/25/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5709

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Holly Springs
County:  Cherokee
Action Date:  11/25/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5711

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Kingsland
County:  Camden
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5743

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Marietta
County:  Cobb
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5753

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Ringgold
County:  Catoosa
Action Date:  11/25/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5547

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Ringgold
County:  Catoosa
Action Date:  11/25/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5716

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Stockbridge
County:  Henry
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5748

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Sylvester
County:  Worth
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5736

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Gilmer
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5735

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Grady
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Voter registration (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5740

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Alexandria City Court
Parish:  Rapides
Action Date:  11/12/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5719

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Hammond
Parish:  Tangipahoa
Action Date:  11/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5730

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Pioneer
Parish:  West Carroll
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Method of selection (Appointive to appointive/elective)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5409

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Ruston
Parish:  Lincoln
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5463

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Sub-Drainage District #3 Of Gravity Drainage District #5
Parish:  St. Tammany
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5449
Expedited Consideration Requested

Louisiana Subjurisdiction: 
Parish:  Caddo
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Election administration (Charter amendment)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5729

Louisiana Subjurisdiction: 
Parish:  Jefferson
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Precinct (Renumbering)
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5738

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Clarksdale
County:  Coahoma
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Voting method (Touch screen)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5674

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Itta Bena
County:  Leflore
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5750

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Poplarville
County:  Pearl River
Action Date:  11/28/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5734
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Wesson
County:  Copiah
Action Date:  11/28/2008
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5721
Expedited Consideration Requested

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Reidsville
County:  Rockingham
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5747

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Elloree
County:  Orangeburg
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5502

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Forest Acres
County:  Richland
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5653

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Irmo
County:  Lexington, Richland
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5744

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Anna
County:  Collin
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5725

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Diboll
County:  Angelina
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Method of election
Districting plan
Number of officials
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-2328

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Dripping Springs
County:  Hays
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5749

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Glen Rose
County:  Somervell
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5728

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Grant Road Public Utility District
County:  Harris
Action Date:  12/03/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5552

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Greens Parkway Municipal Utility District
County:  Harris
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5731

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Gunter
County:  Grayson
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5727

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Brazoria
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5703
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5733
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Jones
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5347

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Waller
Action Date:  11/28/2008
Voter registration (Procedures)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5726
Expedited Consideration Requested

Virginia Subjurisdiction:  Richmond
County: 
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5712

Virginia Subjurisdiction:  Virginia Beach
County: 
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5754

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Dickenson
Action Date:  11/26/2008
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5718

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5722
Expedited Consideration Requested

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/02/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5723
Expedited Consideration Requested

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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