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NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE ACTIVITY THE VOTING RIGHTS
ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
Notice Date 12/22/2008
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.

If you are currently receiving this notice by postal service delivery and would like to receive it by electronic mail, you may send a request to section5.notice@usdoj.gov. Please provide both your current mailing address and the electronic mail address to which you like it sent. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list because you are able to access the list from our web site or for any other reason, please send your current mailing address to section5.notice@usdoj.gov and include the word "remove." You may begin receiving this notice by sending a request to section5.notice@usdoj.gov with the electronic mail address to which you like it sent.

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:  12/19/2008
Polling place (Location established)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5781
Expedited Consideration Requested

Alabama Subjurisdiction:  Gardendale
County:  Jefferson
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5800

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Chino Valley
County:  Yavapai
Action Date:  12/15/2008
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5812

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Golder Ranch Fire District
County:  Pima, Pinal
Action Date:  12/15/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5807

Arizona Subjurisdiction:  Mesa
County:  Maricopa
Action Date:  12/18/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5698

Florida Subjurisdiction:  Plant City
County:  Hillsborough
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5804

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Blue Ridge
County:  Fannin
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5813

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Conyers
County:  Rockdale
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5826

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dahlonega
County:  Lumpkin
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5808

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Dearing
County:  Mcduffie
Action Date:  12/05/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5797

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Fayetteville
County:  Fayette
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5803

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Hiram
County:  Paulding
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5817

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

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Kingsland
County:  Camden
Action Date:  12/12/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5799

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  La Grange
County:  Troup
Action Date:  12/12/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5802

Georgia Subjurisdiction:  Roswell
County:  Fulton
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5816

Louisiana Subjurisdiction:  Slidell
Parish:  St. Tammany
Action Date:  11/28/2008
Procedures for filling vacancies (Mayor)
Procedures for filling vacancies (City council)
Procedures for filling vacancies (Police chief)
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5824

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Batesville
County:  Panola
Action Date:  12/17/2008
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5819

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Bentonia
County:  Yazoo
Action Date:  12/19/2008
Method of selection (City clerk)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5828

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Ridgeland
County:  Madison
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5569

Mississippi Subjurisdiction:  Ridgeland
County:  Madison
Action Date:  12/17/2008
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5569

North Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Ahoskie
County:  Hertford
Action Date:  12/12/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5798

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
County:  York
Action Date:  12/15/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5809

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
County:  York
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5809

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Fort Mill
County:  York
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5814

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Harleyville
County:  Dorchester
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5780

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Lexington
County:  Lexington
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5778

South Carolina Subjurisdiction:  Lexington
County:  Lexington
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5810

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Celina
County:  Collin, Denton
Action Date:  12/12/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5509

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Creedmoor
County:  Travis
Action Date:  12/18/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5543

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Dalhart Independent School District
County:  Dallam, Hartley
Action Date:  12/18/2008
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5823

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #4a
County:  Denton
Action Date:  12/12/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Added)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5796
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  First Colony Municipal Utility District #10
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5811

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #21
County:  Fort Bend
Action Date:  12/17/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5825
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Water Control & Improvement District #2
County:  Fort Bend, Harris
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5827
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #367
County:  Harris
Action Date:  12/12/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5805
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Houston
County:  Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery
Action Date:  12/12/2008
Polling place
Absentee Voting
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5815
Expedited Consideration Requested

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Littlefield
County:  Lamb
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5600

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Southern Montgomery County Municipal Utility District
County:  Montgomery
Action Date:  12/11/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5801

Texas Subjurisdiction:  Tomball
County:  Harris
Action Date:  12/16/2008
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5818

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

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Harris
Action Date:  12/15/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5538

Texas Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Harris
Action Date:  12/18/2008
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number:  2008-5538

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Clarke
Action Date:  12/17/2008
Voter registration (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5820
Expedited Consideration Requested

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County:  Fairfax
Action Date:  12/15/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5821
Expedited Consideration Requested

Virginia Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/15/2008
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number:  2008-5806
Expedited Consideration Requested

The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
Georgia Subjurisdiction: 
County: 
Action Date:  12/15/2008
Voter registration
Submission Number:  2008-5243

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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