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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 12/15/2008
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:  Baldwin County (Planning) Zoning District #21
County:  Baldwin
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Polling place (Location established)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5781
Expedited Consideration Requested

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Baldwin County (Planning) Zoning District #21
County:  Baldwin
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Polling place (Location established)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5781
Expedited Consideration Requested

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Jasper School District
County:  Walker
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5766

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Tuscumbia
County:  Colbert
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5769

Alabama Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5759
Expedited Consideration Requested

Alaska Subjurisdiction:  St. Michael
Borough: 
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Special election procedures (General election)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5767
Expedited Consideration Requested

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Gilbert
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5762

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Heritage Hills Fire District
County:  Pima
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Creation of special district
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5787

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  La Canada Fire District
County:  Pima
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Creation of special district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5785

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  North Ranch/Linda Vista Fire District
County:  Pima
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Creation of special district
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5786

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Voting method (By-mail)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5795

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Flowery Branch
County:  Hall
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5668

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Flowery Branch
County:  Hall
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5717

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Flowery Branch
County:  Hall
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5760

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  La Fayette
County:  Walker
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5791

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Stockbridge
County:  Henry
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5748

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Charlton
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Absentee Voting (Overseas votes)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5763
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Chattooga
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Absentee Voting (Overseas votes)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5764
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Jenkins
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Absentee Voting (Overseas votes)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5765
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/10/2008
Voter registration
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5243
Expedited Consideration Requested

Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Voter registration
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5243
Expedited Consideration Requested

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Lafourche Parish Fire Protection District #3
Parish:  Lafourche
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5396
Expedited Consideration Requested

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Terrebonne Parish Fire Protection District #5
Parish:  Terrebonne
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5768

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Brookhaven
County:  Lincoln
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5758

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Falkner
County:  Tippah
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5776

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Lucedale
County:  George
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5779

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Olive Branch
County:  Desoto
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Polling place (Name change)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5774

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Poplarville
County:  Pearl River
Action Date:  12/12/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5734
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Hinds
Action Date:  12/10/2008
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5788
Expedited Consideration Requested

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Marion
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5770

Mississippi Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Implementation schedule
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5789
Expedited Consideration Requested

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Oxford
County:  Granville
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5772

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Belvedere Fire District
County:  Aiken
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Number of officials
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5676

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Florence
County:  Florence
Action Date:  12/10/2008
Nonpartisan elections
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5790

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek
County:  Berkeley
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5503

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek
County:  Berkeley
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5561

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek
County:  Berkeley
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5756

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Harleyville
County:  Dorchester
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5780

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Lexington
County:  Lexington
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5778

South Dakota Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Buffalo
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Election administration
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-3252

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Celina
County:  Collin, Denton
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5793

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Copperas Cove
County:  Bell, Coryell, Lampasas
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5757

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #146
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5792
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #165
County:  Harris
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5775
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #415
County:  Harris
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Creation of special district
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Bilingual procedures (Vietnamese language)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5784
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Marble Falls
County:  Burnet
Action Date:  12/04/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5771

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Montgomery County Municipal Utility District #124
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  12/08/2008
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
Submission Number:  2008-5783
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Northeast Harris County Municipal Utility District #1
County:  Harris
Action Date:  12/09/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5773
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Galveston
Action Date:  12/08/2008
Polling place (Location deleted)
Absentee Voting (Location deleted)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5777

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Young
Action Date:  12/01/2008
Bilingual procedures
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5551

Virginia Subjurisdiction:  Fredericksburg
County: 
Action Date:  12/10/2008
Procedures for filling vacancies (Charter amendment)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5782

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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