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

Notice Date: 01/07/2005

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: FAIRHOPE
County: BALDWIN
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0004

ALASKA Subjurisdiction: QUINHAGAK
Borough BETHEL
Action Date: 01/01/2005
Majority vote requirement
General election (Date change)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-4915

ALASKA Subjurisdiction: SCAMMON BAY
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Majority vote requirement
Special election procedures
General election (Cancelled)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-4912

ALASKA Subjurisdiction: SCAMMON BAY
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Special election procedures (General election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0031

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: CENTRAL YAVAPAI FIRE DISTRICT
County: YAVAPAI
Action Date: 01/06/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0037

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: GILBERT
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Changed)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Polling place (Location established)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-4885

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: MINGUS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT No4
County: YAVAPAI
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Precinct (Consolidation)
Polling place (Added)
Polling place (Consolidation)
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Joint election procedures
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0019

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: NORTHEAST ARIZONA TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF VOCATIONAL
County: APACHE, NAVAJO
Action Date: 12/28/2004
EDUCATION
Creation of special district
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5218

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: TARTESSO WEST COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT
County: MARICOPA
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Creation of special district
Polling place (Location established)
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0015

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction: TUCSON
County: PIMA
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5206

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction:
County: MOHAVE
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Creation of judicial district
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5029

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction:
County: MOHAVE
Action Date: 01/06/2005
Creation of judicial district
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5029

ARIZONA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Voter registration
Election administration (Ballots)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-5004

CALIFORNIA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0013

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: BALDWIN
County: BANKS, HABERSHAM
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0005

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: CALHOUN
County: GORDON
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0024

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: CLERMONT
County: HALL
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Deannexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0003

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: DOUGLAS
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0022

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: FORSYTH
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0012

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: GUYTON
County: EFFINGHAM
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5049

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: GUYTON
County: EFFINGHAM
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5205

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: RINGGOLD
County: CATOOSA
Action Date: 12/16/2004
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5204

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: RINGGOLD
County: CATOOSA
Action Date: 12/16/2004
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5216

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: RINGGOLD
County: CATOOSA
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5204

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: ROBERTA
County: CRAWFORD
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0018

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: ROME
County: FLOYD
Action Date: 01/06/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0033

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: SMYRNA
County: COBB
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0011

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: SMYRNA
County: COBB
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Election administration
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0014

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: STATESBORO
County: BULLOCH
Action Date: 01/06/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0036

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction: WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: WAYNE
Action Date: 01/07/2005
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0038

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: COOK
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Polling place (Changed)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-4875

GEORGIA Subjurisdiction:
County: WASHINGTON
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Voting method (Touch screen)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0026

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction: ABBEVILLE
Parish: VERMILION
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0027

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction: CALCASIEU PARISH WATERWORKS DISTRICT No8, WARDS 3 & 8
Parish: CALCASIEU
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5211

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction: GRANT PARISH FIRE DISTRICT No3
Parish: GRANT
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Special election procedures (Tax)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-4907

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction: NORTH UNION FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Parish: UNION
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Creation of special district
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0008

LOUISIANA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Candidate qualification procedures
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0017

MISSISSIPPI Subjurisdiction: PHILADELPHIA
County: NESHOBA
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Redistricting plan
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0009

MISSISSIPPI Subjurisdiction: WINONA
County: MONTGOMERY
Action Date: 01/06/2005
Redistricting plan (Board of alderpersons)
Additional information received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-4826

MISSISSIPPI Subjurisdiction:
County: LEAKE
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Voting method (Paper ballots)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-4753

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: GREENSBORO
County: GUILFORD
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2004-4879

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: GREENSBORO
County: GUILFORD
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2004-4919

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: GREENSBORO
County: GUILFORD
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Related submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5039

NORTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: GREENSBORO
County: GUILFORD
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5201

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: CHARLESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
County: CHARLESTON
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Special election procedures (Vacancy)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-4798

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: DUNCAN
County: SPARTANBURG
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0025

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: FLORENCE
County: FLORENCE
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Redistricting plan
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0002

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: FOUNTAIN INN
County: GREENVILLE, LAURENS
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Redistricting plan
Resubmission received
Submission Number: 2004-4212

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: LAKE CITY
County: FLORENCE
Action Date: 12/20/2004
Runoff election (Date change)
Related submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-4896

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: LAKE CITY
County: FLORENCE
Action Date: 12/20/2004
Special election procedures (Runoff)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5213

SOUTH CAROLINA Subjurisdiction: MYRTLE BEACH
County: HORRY
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0006

SOUTH DAKOTA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 12/02/2004
Special election procedures
Resubmission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-2029

SOUTH DAKOTA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 12/27/2004
Election administration
Resubmission received
Submission Number: 2004-2471

SOUTH DAKOTA Subjurisdiction:
Action Date: 01/06/2005
Election administration
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0032

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: BEDFORD
County: TARRANT
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Election administration
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0021

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: CANYON
County: RANDALL
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Annexation
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-4783

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: CELINA
County: COLLIN
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Numbered positions adopted
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-4877

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: COMAL COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT No4
County: COMAL
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Creation of special district
Dissolution of jurisdiction
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0029

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: COMAL COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT No6
County: COMAL
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Creation of special district
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Election administration (Notice procedures)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0030

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: ELLIS COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT No8
County: ELLIS
Action Date: 12/28/2004
Creation of special district
Dissolution of jurisdiction (Special districts)
Special election procedures (Tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5217

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: FALLBROOK UTILITY DISTRICT
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0001

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No57
County: FORT BEND
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Creation of special district
Deannexation
Polling place (Location established)
Voter registration (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5207

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: FORT BEND COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No58
County: FORT BEND
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Creation of special district
Number of officials
Deannexation
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5212

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: GOLIAD COUNTY GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
County: GOLIAD
Action Date: 01/05/2005
General election (Date change)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0020

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No230
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5209

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No261
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 01/03/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0010

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No381
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Creation of special district
Polling place (Location established)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Absentee Voting (Location established)
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Bilingual procedures (Vietnamese language)
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5214

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: HARRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No411
County: HARRIS
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Special election procedures (Confirmation, tax, and directors)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5208

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: IOWA PARK
County: WICHITA
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0028

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: JONESTOWN
County: TRAVIS
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5202

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: KELLER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: TARRANT
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0034

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: KILGORE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: GREGG, RUSK
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Absentee Voting (Additional location)
Absentee Voting (Hours)
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5203

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: LAGO VISTA
County: TRAVIS
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Form of government (Council-manager)
Number of officials (City council)
Implementation schedule (Staggered terms)
Powers and duties (Mayor)
Additional information received
Submission Number: 2004-5158

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: MELISSA
County: COLLIN
Action Date: 01/06/2005
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0035

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: MISSION
County: HIDALGO
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Annexation
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0016

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: NATALIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: MEDINA
Action Date: 01/05/2005
Method of election
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0023

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: REAGAN COUNTY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
County: REAGAN
Action Date: 01/07/2005
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0041

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: SEAGRAVES
County: GAINES
Action Date: 12/14/2004
Bilingual procedures (Spanish language)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5215

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: STILLHOUSE
County: BELL
Action Date: 01/07/2005
Incorporation
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2005-0040

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: WHITE DEER
County: CARSON
Action Date: 01/07/2005
Special election procedures (Bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0039

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: WICHITA FALLS
County: ARCHER, WICHITA
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Special election procedures (Recall)
Submission received
Submission Number: 2004-5200

TEXAS Subjurisdiction: WILLIAMSON COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT No11
County: WILLIAMSON
Action Date: 12/30/2004
Annexation
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2004-5210

TEXAS Subjurisdiction:
County: SAN AUGUSTINE
Action Date: 01/04/2005
Special election procedures (Referendum)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested
Submission Number: 2005-0007

The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:

ALABAMA Subjurisdiction: TUSCALOOSA
County: TUSCALOOSA
Action Date: 01/07/2005
Redistricting plan (Council)
Submission Number: 2004-4748


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

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