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

Notice Date: 12/26/2012

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:  2012-5854
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ALABAMA County:  Mobile
Subjurisdiction:  Mobile
Submission Number:  2012-5863
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Absentee Voting
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
General election (Date set)
Submission received

ALABAMA County:  Morgan
Subjurisdiction:  Hartselle
Submission Number:  2012-5859
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Annexation
Submission received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5144
Action Date:  12/19/2012
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
Additional information received

ALASKA Borough: 
Subjurisdiction:  Anchorage
Submission Number:  2012-5796
Action Date:  12/21/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

ARIZONA County:  Apache
Subjurisdiction:  St. Johns
Submission Number:  2012-5872
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Voting method (By-mail)
Submission received

ARIZONA County:  Pima
Subjurisdiction:  Tucson
Submission Number:  2012-5857
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

CALIFORNIA County:  Yuba
Subjurisdiction:  Linda County Water District
Submission Number:  2012-5844
Action Date:  12/14/2012
Deannexation
Procedures for filling vacancies
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

GEORGIA County:  Barrow
Subjurisdiction:  Bethlehem
Submission Number:  2012-5837
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Ben Hill, Irwin
Subjurisdiction:  Fitzgerald
Submission Number:  2012-5870
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Catoosa
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Oglethorpe
Submission Number:  2012-5848
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

GEORGIA County:  Cobb
Subjurisdiction:  Cobb County School District
Submission Number:  2012-5861
Action Date:  12/06/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Bossier, Caddo
Subjurisdiction:  Shreveport City Court
Submission Number:  2012-5862
Action Date:  11/27/2012
Annexation
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Calcasieu
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5838
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received

LOUISIANA Parish:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Westwego
Submission Number:  2012-5568
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  St. Helena
Subjurisdiction:  St. Helena Parish School District
Submission Number:  2012-5830
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

LOUISIANA Parish:  Winn
Subjurisdiction:  Winnfield
Submission Number:  2012-5694
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Coahoma
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5852
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Redistricting plan (Board of supervisors)
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hancock
Subjurisdiction:  Bay St. Louis
Submission Number:  2012-5533
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Hinds
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2012-5831
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Ocean Springs
Submission Number:  2012-5673
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Ocean Springs
Submission Number:  2012-5673
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Jackson
Subjurisdiction:  Ocean Springs
Submission Number:  2012-5673
Action Date:  12/21/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Lee
Subjurisdiction:  Shannon
Submission Number:  2012-5697
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Scott
Subjurisdiction:  Morton
Submission Number:  2012-5758
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

MISSISSIPPI County:  Sunflower
Subjurisdiction:  Sunflower
Submission Number:  2012-5869
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received

MISSISSIPPI County:  Wilkinson
Subjurisdiction:  Woodville
Submission Number:  2012-5720
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Aiken
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5874
Action Date:  12/21/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Berkeley, Charleston
Subjurisdiction:  Charleston
Submission Number:  2012-5849
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Fairfield, Richland
Subjurisdiction:  Blythewood
Submission Number:  2012-5792
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Florence
Subjurisdiction:  Florence
Submission Number:  2012-5839
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Greenville
Subjurisdiction:  Greenville
Submission Number:  2012-5871
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Laurens
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2012-5828
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Laurens
Subjurisdiction:  Clinton
Submission Number:  2012-5846
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Laurens
Subjurisdiction:  Gray Court
Submission Number:  2012-5845
Action Date:  12/12/2012
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Submission received

SOUTH CAROLINA County:  Oconee
Subjurisdiction:  Seneca
Submission Number:  2012-5840
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Andrews
Subjurisdiction:  Andrews
Submission Number:  2012-5868
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Pearland
Submission Number:  2012-5866
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Caldwell, Gonzales
Subjurisdiction:  Waelder Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5843
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Polling place (Location changed)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Cameron
Subjurisdiction:  South Padre Island
Submission Number:  2012-5873
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Chambers, Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-5676
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Collin
Subjurisdiction:  Farmersville
Submission Number:  2012-5864
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Collin, Dallas, Rockwall
Subjurisdiction:  Wylie
Submission Number:  2012-5850
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Dallas County Water Control & Improvement District #6
Submission Number:  2012-5851
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Term of office
Implementation schedule
General election (Date change)
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Dallas
Subjurisdiction:  Farmers Branch
Submission Number:  2012-5853
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Method of election (Single-member districts/at large)
Districting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Dallas, Denton
Subjurisdiction:  Coppell
Submission Number:  2012-5867
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Fort Bend
Subjurisdiction:  Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District #50
Submission Number:  2012-5836
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Cibolo
Submission Number:  2012-5858
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Guadalupe
Subjurisdiction:  Cibolo
Submission Number:  2012-5858
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Additional information received

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Harris County Municipal Utility District #415
Submission Number:  2012-5847
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Harris
Subjurisdiction:  Pasadena
Submission Number:  2012-5841
Action Date:  12/17/2012
Boundary changes
Annexation
Deannexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Port Of Beaumont Navigation District
Submission Number:  2012-5860
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

TEXAS County:  Mclennan
Subjurisdiction:  Moody
Submission Number:  2012-5865
Action Date:  12/20/2012
Annexation
Submission received

TEXAS County:  San Patricio
Subjurisdiction:  Ingleside
Submission Number:  2012-5856
Action Date:  12/19/2012
Election administration (County to conduct election)
Voting method
Special election procedures (Charter amendment)
Joint election procedures
Submission received

TEXAS County:  Waller
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-5464
Action Date:  12/18/2012
Voter registration
Additional information received

The Attorney General interposed an objection to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
GEORGIA County: 
Subjurisdiction: 
Submission Number:  2012-3262
Action Date:  12/21/2012
General election

TEXAS County:  Jefferson
Subjurisdiction:  Beaumont Independent School District
Submission Number:  2012-4278
Action Date:  12/21/2012
Method of election

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
Web - 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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