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

Notice Date: 12/10/2012

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:  2012-5755
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Special election procedures (General election)
Special election procedures (Primary)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5757
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Special election procedures (General election)
Special election procedures (Primary)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Baldwin
Subjurisdiction:  Fairhope
Submission Number:  2012-5766
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Election administration
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5764
Action Date:  12/07/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Lee, Russell
Subjurisdiction:  Phenix City
Submission Number:  2012-5769
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Shelby
Subjurisdiction:  Pelham
Submission Number:  2012-5734
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5144
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Incorporation
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Method of election (At large)
Staggered terms
Term of office (Mayor)
Number of officials
Implementation schedule
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Resubmission received

ARIZONA County:  Cochise
Subjurisdiction:  Bisbee Unified School District #2
Submission Number:  2012-5523
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Coconino, Yavapai
Subjurisdiction:  Sedona-Oak Creek Joint Unified School District #9
Submission Number:  2012-5489
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Precinct
Polling place
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Sun City West Fire District
Submission Number:  2012-5738
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pinal
Subjurisdiction:  Casa Grande
Submission Number:  2012-5765
Action Date:  12/07/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

FLORIDA County:  Monroe
Subjurisdiction:  Key West
Submission Number:  2012-5753
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3262
Action Date:  12/06/2012
General election
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3262
Action Date:  12/07/2012
General election
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5778
Action Date:  12/07/2012
Candidate qualification procedures
Candidate qualification procedures (Fees)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Runoff election (Date set)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Clayton
Subjurisdiction:  Jonesboro
Submission Number:  2012-5770
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Clayton
Subjurisdiction:  Lovejoy
Submission Number:  2012-5562
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Marietta School District
Submission Number:  2012-5751
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Smyrna
Submission Number:  2012-5772
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Hall
Subjurisdiction:  Gainesville
Submission Number:  2012-5767
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Lowndes
Subjurisdiction:  Dasher
Submission Number:  2012-5739
Action Date:  11/29/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Mcduffie
Subjurisdiction:  Thomson
Submission Number:  2012-5674
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Paulding
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas
Submission Number:  2012-5744
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Putnam
Subjurisdiction:  Eatonton
Submission Number:  2012-5752
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier
Subjurisdiction:  Benton
Submission Number:  2012-5493
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5759
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5759
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Desoto
Subjurisdiction:  Mansfield
Submission Number:  2012-5699
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Desoto
Subjurisdiction:  Stonewall
Submission Number:  2012-5774
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Evangeline
Subjurisdiction:  Ville Platte
Submission Number:  2012-5587
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Evangeline
Subjurisdiction:  Ville Platte
Submission Number:  2012-5587
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Westwego
Submission Number:  2012-5568
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5479
Action Date:  11/12/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Livingston
Subjurisdiction:  Walker
Submission Number:  2012-5736
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Morehouse
Subjurisdiction:  Morehouse Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5677
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Natchitoches
Subjurisdiction:  Natchitoches Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5777
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Ouachita
Subjurisdiction:  Monroe
Submission Number:  2012-5749
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. John The Baptist
Subjurisdiction:  St. John The Baptist Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5726
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Tammany
Subjurisdiction:  St. Tammany Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5740
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Feliciana
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5775
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  West Feliciana
Subjurisdiction:  West Feliciana Parish Sales Tax District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5776
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Bude
Submission Number:  2012-5546
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Roxie
Submission Number:  2012-5761
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hancock
Subjurisdiction:  Bay St. Louis
Submission Number:  2012-5533
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Harrison
Subjurisdiction:  Long Beach
Submission Number:  2012-5741
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Subjurisdiction:  Jackson
Submission Number:  2012-5429
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Subjurisdiction:  Jackson
Submission Number:  2012-5429
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Verona
Submission Number:  2012-5745
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Pontotoc
Subjurisdiction:  Pontotoc
Submission Number:  2012-5763
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction:  Morton
Submission Number:  2012-5758
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Stone
Subjurisdiction:  Wiggins
Submission Number:  2012-5688
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Walthall
Subjurisdiction:  Tylertown
Submission Number:  2012-5760
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Webster
Subjurisdiction:  Eupora
Submission Number:  2012-5746
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5502
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Method of election (Single-member districts/at large)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5503
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Term of office (Three years)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW YORK Borough:  Bronx, Kings, New York
Subjurisdiction:  New York
Submission Number:  2012-5742
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Election administration (Ballots)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Craven
Subjurisdiction:  New Bern
Submission Number:  2012-5735
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Submission received

NORTH CAROLINA County:  Person
Subjurisdiction:  Roxboro
Submission Number:  2012-5754
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Term of office (Four years)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2012-5413
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2012-5732
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  Conway
Submission Number:  2012-5732
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Forest Acres
Submission Number:  2012-5768
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Bexar
Subjurisdiction:  Windcrest
Submission Number:  2012-5779
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Brownsville
Submission Number:  2012-5656
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Brownsville
Submission Number:  2012-5656
Action Date:  12/07/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Clay
Subjurisdiction:  Henrietta
Submission Number:  2012-5750
Action Date:  12/05/2012
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Comanche
Subjurisdiction:  Gustine Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5743
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Ellis
Subjurisdiction:  Glenn Heights
Submission Number:  2012-5771
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  Montecillo Municipal Management District #1
Submission Number:  2012-5339
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Confirmation)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Floyd
Subjurisdiction:  Floydada
Submission Number:  2012-5626
Action Date:  12/07/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Rosenberg
Submission Number:  2012-5733
Action Date:  12/03/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Rosenberg
Submission Number:  2012-5733
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Rosenberg
Submission Number:  2012-5773
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Seguin
Submission Number:  2012-5737
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Runoff election (Date set)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Dripping Springs
Submission Number:  2012-5690
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Annexation
Related submission received

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Dripping Springs
Submission Number:  2012-5748
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hunt
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5618
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4278
Action Date:  12/05/2012
Method of election
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4278
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Method of election
Redistricting plan (Board of Trustees)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  City Of Lakeside
Submission Number:  2012-5360
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Term of office (Four years)
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Terrell
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5756
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

The Attorney General interposed an objection to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2012-3120
Action Date:  12/03/2012
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
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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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