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

Notice Date: 12/17/2012

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:  2012-5786
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Voting method
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Baldwin
Subjurisdiction:  Elberta
Submission Number:  2012-5789
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Choctaw
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5712
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Additional information received

ALABAMA County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5788
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Submission Number:  2012-5796
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALASKA Borough:  Denali
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5819
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Buckeye
Submission Number:  2012-5635
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Cartwright Elementary School District #83
Submission Number:  2011-0026
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Cave Creek
Submission Number:  2012-5791
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Term of office
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
General election (Date change)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Phoenix Elementary School District #1
Submission Number:  2011-0021
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Maricopa
Subjurisdiction:  Wilson Elementary School District #7
Submission Number:  2011-0019
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5799
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Ballot format
Election administration
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5800
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Political activity
Election administration
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5801
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Election administration
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5802
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Voter registration
Election administration
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5803
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Voter registration
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5804
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Voting method
Voting method (By-mail)
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5805
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Campaign financing provisions
Redistricting procedures
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5806
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Election administration
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5807
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Absentee Voting (Procedures)
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received

CALIFORNIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5817
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Special election procedures (Constitutional amendment)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Butts
Subjurisdiction:  Jackson
Submission Number:  2012-5825
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Deannexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Camden
Subjurisdiction:  Kingsland
Submission Number:  2012-5827
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Deannexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Chatham
Subjurisdiction:  Savannah
Submission Number:  2012-5834
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Deannexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Clayton
Subjurisdiction:  Jonesboro
Submission Number:  2012-5770
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Columbia
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-4327
Action Date:  11/29/2012
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Resubmission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Barnesville
Submission Number:  2012-5708
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

GEORGIA County:  Mcduffie
Subjurisdiction:  Thomson
Submission Number:  2012-5674
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Terrell
Subjurisdiction:  Sasser
Submission Number:  2012-5823
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Troup
Subjurisdiction:  Lagrange
Submission Number:  2012-5790
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction:  Calcasieu Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5759
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Desoto
Subjurisdiction:  De Soto Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5829
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Lafourche
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5832
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Ouachita
Subjurisdiction:  Sterlington
Submission Number:  2012-5783
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Helena
Subjurisdiction:  St. Helena Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5830
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Tangipahoa
Subjurisdiction:  Tangipahoa Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5820
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Washington
Subjurisdiction:  Washington Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5627
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Bolivar
Subjurisdiction:  Cleveland
Submission Number:  2012-5651
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Clay
Subjurisdiction:  West Point
Submission Number:  2012-5781
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Franklin
Subjurisdiction:  Bude
Submission Number:  2012-5546
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of alderpersons)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  George
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5835
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hancock
Subjurisdiction:  Bay St. Louis
Submission Number:  2012-5533
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2012-5831
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Kemper
Subjurisdiction:  De Kalb
Submission Number:  2012-5815
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Sumrall
Submission Number:  2012-5605
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lamar
Subjurisdiction:  Sumrall
Submission Number:  2012-5605
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Leflore
Subjurisdiction:  Itta Bena
Submission Number:  2012-5833
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Method of selection (Elective to appointive)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lincoln
Subjurisdiction:  Brookhaven
Submission Number:  2012-5469
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lincoln
Subjurisdiction:  Brookhaven
Submission Number:  2012-5469
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction:  Morton
Submission Number:  2012-5758
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction:  Morton
Submission Number:  2012-5758
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Walthall
Subjurisdiction:  Tylertown
Submission Number:  2012-5760
Action Date:  12/07/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

NEW HAMPSHIRE County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5698
Action Date:  12/10/2012
General election (Date change)
Notice of withdrawal
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Subjurisdiction:  Summerville
Submission Number:  2012-5810
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Charleston
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5797
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Special election procedures
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Darlington
Subjurisdiction:  Hartsville
Submission Number:  2012-5686
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Redistricting plan
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Abolishment of elected office
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Darlington
Subjurisdiction:  Hartsville
Submission Number:  2012-5686
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Abolishment of elected office
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Dorchester
Subjurisdiction:  St. George
Submission Number:  2012-5794
Action Date:  12/04/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
General election (Date change)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Dorchester
Subjurisdiction:  St. George
Submission Number:  2012-5794
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
General election (Date change)
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Blythewood
Submission Number:  2012-5792
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Horry
Subjurisdiction:  North Myrtle Beach
Submission Number:  2012-5826
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Laurens
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5813
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Laurens
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2012-5828
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Lexington
Subjurisdiction:  West Columbia
Submission Number:  2012-5787
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Burnet
Subjurisdiction:  Marble Falls
Submission Number:  2012-5821
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  Brownsville
Submission Number:  2012-5656
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5676
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Clay
Subjurisdiction:  Petrolia Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5816
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Consolidation of jurisdictions
Polling place (Designation)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Celina
Submission Number:  2012-5662
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Polling place (Designation)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5782
Action Date:  12/11/2012
Majority vote requirement
Submission received

TEXAS County:  El Paso
Subjurisdiction:  El Paso Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5818
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Transfer of powers
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fulshear
Submission Number:  2012-5785
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Galveston
Subjurisdiction:  Galveston
Submission Number:  2012-5780
Action Date:  11/29/2012
Political activity
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Residency requirement)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (Terms of office limitation)
General election
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  New Berlin
Submission Number:  2012-5108
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Annexation
Resubmission received

TEXAS County:  Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  New Berlin
Submission Number:  2012-5628
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5602
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Klein Public Utility District
Submission Number:  2012-5822
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Hays
Subjurisdiction:  Buda
Submission Number:  2012-5784
Action Date:  12/10/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Irion
Subjurisdiction:  Mertzon
Submission Number:  2012-5824
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  San Augustine
Subjurisdiction:  San Augustine
Submission Number:  2012-5812
Action Date:  12/13/2012
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Winona
Submission Number:  2012-5814
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Smith
Subjurisdiction:  Winona Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5811
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Throckmorton
Subjurisdiction:  Throckmorton
Submission Number:  2012-5808
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Throckmorton
Subjurisdiction:  Throckmorton Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5809
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5464
Action Date:  12/13/2012
Voter registration
Additional information received

T. Christian Herren, Jr.
Chief, Voting Section

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