Notice Of Preclearance Activity Under The Voting Rights Act Of 1965, As Amended

Notice Date: 01/05/2004

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.

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: FORT DEPOSIT
County: LOWNDES
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4749

ALABAMA Subjurisdiction: HUNTSVILLE
County: LIMESTONE, MADISON
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4781

ALABAMA Subjurisdiction: LINDEN
County: MARENGO
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4754

ALABAMA Subjurisdiction: MOULTON
County: LAWRENCE
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Redistricting plan
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-4232

ALABAMA Subjurisdiction: MOUNT VERNON
County: MOBILE
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4772

ALABAMA Subjurisdiction: NORTHPORT
County: TUSCALOOSA
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Redistricting plan (Council)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4787

ALABAMA Subjurisdiction:
County: WALKER
Action Date: 12/31/2003
Redistricting plan (Commission)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4775

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: CLIFTON
County: GREENLEE
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Special election procedures (General election)
Special election procedures (Primary)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4766

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: DOUGLAS
County: COCHISE
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Location established)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4760

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: ORO VALLEY
County: PIMA
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Special election procedures
Primary election
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4785

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: QUEEN CREEK
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Special election procedures (Primary)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4751

CALIFORNIA Subjurisdiction: CARMEL VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
County: MONTEREY
Action Date: 12/23/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4737

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: BACONTON
County: MITCHELL
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4743

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: EASTMAN
County: DODGE
Action Date: 12/23/2003
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-0147

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: GAINESVILLE
County: HALL
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4382

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: GAINESVILLE
County: HALL
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4732

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: MILLEDGEVILLE
County: BALDWIN
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4733

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: NASHVILLE
County: BERRIEN
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4767

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: VARNELL
County: WHITFIELD
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Incorporation
Numbered positions adopted
Staggered terms
Term of office
Annexation
Polling place (Changed)
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-3274

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: BEN HILL
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4778

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: BIBB
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2003-4774

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: BROOKS
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Voting method (Optical scan ballots)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2003-4764

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: FORSYTH
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4783

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: GREENE
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4759

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: MACON
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4777

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: MORGAN
Action Date: 12/23/2003
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4752

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: STEPHENS
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Voting method (Electronic)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4771

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: SUMTER
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Precinct (Added)
Precinct (Consolidation)
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2003-4779

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Election administration (Help America Vote Act)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-4135

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Absentee Voting
Election administration
Election administration (Help America Vote Act)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-4135

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction: BAYOU CANE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Parish: TERREBONNE
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2003-4757

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction: GREENWOOD
Parish: CADDO
Action Date: 12/23/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4746

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction: HACKBERRY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT No1
Parish: CAMERON
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-4499

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction: ZACHARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Parish: EAST BATON ROUGE
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2003-4763

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction:
Parish: CALCASIEU
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-4355

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction:
Parish: CAMERON
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4770

MICHIGAN Subjurisdiction: MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Voting method (Internet)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2003-4170

MICHIGAN Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Voter registration (Help America Vote Act)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4736

MISSISSIPPI Subjurisdiction: ROLLING FORK
County: SHARKEY
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4744

NEW MEXICO Subjurisdiction:
County: SOCORRO
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Redistricting plan
Precinct (Added)
Polling place (Added)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4738

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: WAXHAW
County: UNION
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4311

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: WAXHAW
County: UNION
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4758

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: WILSON
County: WILSON
Action Date: 12/23/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4734

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: WINTERVILLE
County: PITT
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4756

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 12/19/2003
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4776

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: CHARLESTON
Action Date: 12/31/2003
Partisan elections
Implementation schedule
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-2066

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: FLORENCE
County: FLORENCE
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4741

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: MYRTLE BEACH
County: HORRY
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4164

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: MYRTLE BEACH
County: HORRY
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4739

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: SPARTANBURG
County: SPARTANBURG
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4745

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: TEGA CAY
County: YORK
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Method of election (At large)
Form of government
Term of office (Four years)
Nonpartisan elections
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4755

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: WARE SHOALS
County: ABBEVILLE, GREENWOOD, LAURENS
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4742

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: WILLISTON
County: BARNWELL
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Transfer of powers
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4762

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction:
County: GREENWOOD
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Transfer of powers
Abolishment of elected office
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4765

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: EAST BERNARD
County: WHARTON
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Election administration
Special election procedures (General election)
Resubmission received
Submission Number: 2003-3571

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: EAST BERNARD
County: WHARTON
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Incorporation
Method of election
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4271

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: EDINBURG CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: HIDALGO
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2003-4786

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: GODLEY
County: JOHNSON
Action Date: 12/31/2003
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2003-0938

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No82
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4784

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: MANSFIELD
County: ELLIS, JOHNSON, TARRANT
Action Date: 12/31/2003
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2003-4443

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: MCALLEN
County: HIDALGO
Action Date: 12/31/2003
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4313

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: MCALLEN
County: HIDALGO
Action Date: 12/31/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4782

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: MONTGOMERY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: MONTGOMERY
Action Date: 12/23/2003
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4748

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: NEW BRAUNFELS
County: COMAL, GUADALUPE
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4750

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: NUECES COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
County: NUECES
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Primary election
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4768

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: SANTA MARIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: CAMERON
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4761

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: TALTY
County: KAUFMAN
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4773

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: VIDOR
County: ORANGE
Action Date: 12/30/2003
Annexation
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Notice of withdrawal
Submission Number: 2003-1313

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: WILSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
County: WILSON
Action Date: 12/31/2003
Precinct (Consolidation)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4780

TEXAS Subjurisdiction:
County: BURLESON
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Precinct (Realignment)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4753

TEXAS Subjurisdiction:
County: RED RIVER
Action Date: 12/24/2003
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Absentee Voting (Location changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4740

VIRGINIA Subjurisdiction: CHESAPEAKE
Action Date: 12/23/2003
Polling place (Changed)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4747

VIRGINIA Subjurisdiction: ELKTON
County: ROCKINGHAM
Action Date: 12/23/2003
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2003-4769

The Attorney General declined to withdraw the objection to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: NORTH
County: ORANGEBURG
Action Date: 12/29/2003
Annexation
Submission Number: 2002-5306


Joseph D. Rich
Chief, Voting Section
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Updated August 6, 2015

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