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Section 5 Changes by Type and Year

Section 5 Changes Received By The Attorney General (2000-09)
TYPE 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 TOTALS
Redistricting 48 985 1,137 400 241 2,811
Annexation 4,498 3,120 4,440 4,338 4,515 20,911
Polling Place 4,263 2,669 4,193 2,813 3,057 16,995
Precinct 1,763 1,556 2,671 1,790 1,302 9,082
Reregistration or
Voter Purge
6 8 11 2 0 27
Incorporation 133 250 149 136 153 821
Bilingual Procedures 80 99 114 206 288 787
Method of Election 434 815 490 474 344 2,557
Form of Government 35 19 21 18 23 116
Consolidation or
Division of Political Units
53 115 45 51 66 330
Special Election 1,254 1,226 1,473 1,232 1,386 6,571
Voting Methods 187 133 211 424 293 1,248
Candidate Qualifications 208 237 154 170 112 881
Voter Registration Procedures 518 345 358 557 1,014 2,792
Miscellaneous 3,076 2,916 3,050 3,678 4,173 16,893
Election Law *** *** *** *** *** ***
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Section 5 Changes Received By The Attorney General (2005-09 *)
TYPE 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS
Redistricting 125 55 54 49 47 3,141
Annexation 3,837 4,516 4,534 4,237 2,680 40,715
Polling Place 2,060 3,187 3,680 3,229 2,371 31,522
Precinct 1,082 1,361 1,834 1,236 1,186 15,781
Reregistration or
Voter Purge
0 0 1 8 0 36
Incorporation 210 156 293 177 201 1,858
Bilingual Procedures 130 198 192 136 80 1,523
Method of Election 481 405 1,152 587 769 5,951
Form of Government 24 23 102 51 80 396
Consolidation or
Division of Political Units
94 63 138 59 108 792
Special Election 1,331 1,536 1,785 1,674 1,231 14,128
Voting Methods 551 2,913 528 756 317 6,313
Candidate Qualifications 131 104 164 139 175 1,594
Voter Registration Procedures 340 368 341 593 294 4,728
Miscellaneous 3,749 5,137 6,021 5,582 4,363 41,745
Election Law *** *** *** *** ***
Not Within the Scope
of Section 5
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Fax - (202) 307-3961
Email - voting.section@usdoj.gov

By letter to the addresses below:

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United States Postal Service mail (including certified mail and express mail) should be addressed to:

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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Voting Section
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Room 7254 - NWB
1800 G St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
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