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

Notice Date: 08/20/98

This periodic notice of preclearance submissions and actions 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 preclearance review time period. Telephone 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2385 or write Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, P.O. Box 66128, Washington D.C. 20035-6128 (the envelope and first page should be marked "Comment under Section 5").

Notices of preclearance can also be accessed on the Internet directly at www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting/noticepg.html or from the Department of Justice Home Page at www.usdoj.gov. Click on Organizations and Information from the Menu on the Department of Justice Home Page, then select the Civil Rights Division Home Page from the alphabetical list. Notices are listed under "Special Issues" on the Civil Rights Division Home Page.

The following submissions of voting changes, submissions of items of additional information, notices of withdrawal of a submitted voting change, and requests for the Attorney General to reconsider an objection were received on the dates indicated:


07/17/98 - 98-2750
    State: TEXAS
County: TRAVIS
Subjurisdiction: SAN LEANNA
Annexation
Submission received

08/11/98 - 98-2751
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: CLAIBORNE
Subjurisdiction: HOMER SCHOOL DISTRICT #13
Special election procedures (tax)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

08/13/98 - 98-2749
    State: TEXAS
County: MENARD
Subjurisdiction:
Election administration
Submission received

08/14/98 - 96-2219
    State: MISSISSIPPI
County: GRENADA
Subjurisdiction: GRENADA
Annexation
General election (cancelled)
Additional information received

08/14/98 - 98-1598
    State: MISSISSIPPI
County: GRENADA
Subjurisdiction: GRENADA
Redistricting plan
Additional information received

08/14/98 - 98-2745
    State: TEXAS
County: WILSON
Subjurisdiction:
Polling place (changed)
Absentee voting (additional location)
Election administration (poll workers)
Submission received

08/14/98 - 98-2746
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: TERREBONNE
Subjurisdiction:
Precinct (added)
Precinct (realignment)
Submission received

08/14/98 - 98-2747
    State: NORTH CAROLINA
County: CLEVELAND
Subjurisdiction:
Polling place (changed)
Submission received

08/14/98 - 98-2748
    State: TEXAS
County: WHARTON
Subjurisdiction:
Special election procedures (bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

08/17/98 - 97-3521
    State: ARIZONA
County: MARICOPA
Subjurisdiction: SURPRISE
Annexation
Additional information received

08/17/98 - 97-3945
    State: ARIZONA
County: MARICOPA
Subjurisdiction: SURPRISE
Annexation
Additional information received

08/17/98 - 98-1053
    State: ARIZONA
County: MARICOPA
Subjurisdiction: SURPRISE
Method of election (single-member districts)
Resubmission received

08/17/98 - 98-1053
    State: FLORIDA
County:
Subjurisdiction:
Act Number: 129 Act Date: 1998
Voter registration
Voter registration (procedures)
Absentee voting
Absentee voting (procedures)
Election administration
Additional information received

08/17/98 - 98-2222
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: IBERIA, VERMILION
Subjurisdiction: DELCAMBRE
Annexation
Additional information received

08/17/98 - 98-2229
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: NATCHITOCHES
Subjurisdiction: NATCHITOCHES
Annexation
Related submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2273
    State: GEORGIA
County: CAMDEN
Subjurisdiction: KINGSLAND
Annexation
Related submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2283
    State: ALABAMA
County: BALDWIN
Subjurisdiction: SPANISH FORT
Annexation
Special election procedures (referendum)
Additional information received

08/17/98 - 98-2430
    State: TEXAS
County: BRAZORIA
Subjurisdiction: LAKE JACKSON
Special election procedures (referendum)
Additional information received

08/17/98 - 98-2442
    State: SOUTH CAROLINA
County: DORCHESTER
Subjurisdiction: ST. GEORGE
Annexation
Related submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2567
    State: NORTH CAROLINA
County: ONSLOW
Subjurisdiction: JACKSONVILLE
Annexation
Related submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2753
    State: ALABAMA
County: WALKER
Subjurisdiction:
Polling place (changed)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2754
    State: SOUTH CAROLINA
County: BERKELEY
Subjurisdiction: MONCKS CORNER
Annexation
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2755
    State: NORTH CAROLINA
County: ONSLOW
Subjurisdiction: JACKSONVILLE
Annexation
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2756
    State: NORTH CAROLINA
County: CRAVEN
Subjurisdiction: NEW BERN
Annexation
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2757
    State: GEORGIA
County: CAMDEN
Subjurisdiction: KINGSLAND
Annexation
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2758
    State: MISSISSIPPI
County: COAHOMA
Subjurisdiction:
Polling place (changed)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2759
    State: TEXAS
County: LA SALLE
Subjurisdiction:
Absentee voting (hours)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2760
    State: GEORGIA
County: HALL
Subjurisdiction: GAINESVILLE
Special election procedures (tax)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2761
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: NATCHITOCHES
Subjurisdiction: NATCHITOCHES
Annexation
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2762
    State: TEXAS
County: COOKE
Subjurisdiction:
Polling place (changed)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2763
    State: VIRGINIA
County: NEW KENT
Subjurisdiction:
Special election procedures (bond election)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2764
    State: MISSISSIPPI
County: LAUDERDALE
Subjurisdiction: MARION
Special election procedures (vacancy)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2765
    State: TEXAS
County: WEBB
Subjurisdiction: EL CENIZO
General election (date change)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2766
    State: NORTH CAROLINA
County: UNION
Subjurisdiction:
Special election procedures (bond election)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2767
    State: SOUTH CAROLINA
County: DORCHESTER
Subjurisdiction: ST. GEORGE
Annexation
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2768
    State: ARIZONA
County: MARICOPA
Subjurisdiction: SURPRISE
Districting plan
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2769
    State: GEORGIA
County: CLAYTON
Subjurisdiction: RIVERDALE
Annexation
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2770
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: JACKSON
Subjurisdiction: JONESBORO
Annexation
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2771
    State: ALABAMA
County: CHEROKEE
Subjurisdiction:
Voting method (optical scan ballots)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2772
    State: MISSISSIPPI
County: RANKIN
Subjurisdiction: RICHLAND
Special election procedures (tax)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2773
    State: NEW YORK
Borough: BRONX, KINGS, NEW YORK
Subjurisdiction: NEW YORK
Polling place (changed)
Submission received

08/17/98 - 98-2775
    State: ALASKA
Borough:
Subjurisdiction: WRANGELL
Precinct (consolidation)
Polling place (consolidation)
Special election procedures (referendum)
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2198
    State: NORTH CAROLINA
County: WILSON
Subjurisdiction: WILSON
Annexation
Designation of annexed area to election district
Related submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2273
    State: GEORGIA
County: CAMDEN
Subjurisdiction: KINGSLAND
Annexation
Related submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2279
    State: NEW YORK
Borough:
Subjurisdiction:
Act Number: 101 Act Date: 1998
Election administration
Additional information received

08/18/98 - 98-2457
    State: GEORGIA
County: GORDON
Subjurisdiction: CALHOUN
Annexation
Related submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2692
    State: TEXAS
County: HARRIS
Subjurisdiction: INTERSTATE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
Annexation
Related submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2757
    State: GEORGIA
County: CAMDEN
Subjurisdiction: KINGSLAND
Annexation
Related submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2771
    State: ALABAMA
County: CHEROKEE
Subjurisdiction:
Voting method (optical scan ballots)
Additional information received

08/18/98 - 98-2774
    State: TEXAS
County: MATAGORDA
Subjurisdiction: BAY CITY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Precinct (consolidation)
Polling place (consolidation)
Absentee voting (additional location)
Special election procedures (bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

08/18/98 - 98-2780
    State: TEXAS
County: DENTON
Subjurisdiction: LAKE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Special election procedures (bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

08/18/98 - 98-2781
    State: TEXAS
County: WICHITA
Subjurisdiction: CITY VIEW INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Special election procedures (bond election)
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

08/18/98 - 98-2782
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: LAFAYETTE
Subjurisdiction: LAFAYETTE
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2783
    State: GEORGIA
County: CAMDEN
Subjurisdiction: KINGSLAND
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2784
    State: NORTH CAROLINA
County: WILSON
Subjurisdiction: WILSON
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2785
    State: SOUTH CAROLINA
County: BERKELEY, CHARLESTON
Subjurisdiction: CHARLESTON
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2786
    State: SOUTH CAROLINA
County: SPARTANBURG
Subjurisdiction: SPARTANBURG
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2788
    State: TEXAS
County: LIBERTY
Subjurisdiction: DEVERS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Special election procedures (bond election)
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2789
    State: TEXAS
County: HIDALGO
Subjurisdiction:
Absentee voting (location changed)
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2790
    State: VIRGINIA
County: CRAIG
Subjurisdiction:
Voting method
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2791
    State: GEORGIA
County: GORDON
Subjurisdiction: CALHOUN
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2792
    State: TEXAS
County: BELL
Subjurisdiction: BELTON
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2793
    State: TEXAS
County: HARRIS
Subjurisdiction: INTERSTATE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2794
    State: GEORGIA
County: HALL
Subjurisdiction: FLOWERY BRANCH
Annexation
Submission received

08/18/98 - 98-2796
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: CATAHOULA
Subjurisdiction:
Polling place (changed)
Submission received

08/19/98 - 97-0879
    State: LOUISIANA
Parish: ST. MARTIN
Subjurisdiction: ST. MARTINVILLE
Redistricting plan
Reconsideration of objection requested

08/19/98 - 98-2270
    State: SOUTH CAROLINA
County: BERKELEY
Subjurisdiction:
Polling place (changed)
Additional information received

08/19/98 - 98-2413
    State: GEORGIA
County: MACON
Subjurisdiction:
Special election procedures (tax)
Additional information received

08/19/98 - 98-2787
    State: SOUTH CAROLINA
County: BEAUFORT
Subjurisdiction: HILTON HEAD ISLAND
Special election procedures (bond election)
Submission received

08/19/98 - 98-2795
    State: NORTH CAROLINA
County: CLEVELAND
Subjurisdiction:
Implementation schedule
Submission received
Expedited Consideration Requested

08/19/98 - 98-2795
    State: SOUTH CAROLINA
County:
Subjurisdiction:
Act Number: R.277 Act Date: 1998
Special election procedures (constitutional amendment)
Act Number: R.375 Act Date: 1998
Special election procedures (constitutional amendment)
Act Number: R.428 Act Date: 1998
Special election procedures (constitutional amendment)
Act Number: R.542 Act Date: 1998

08/20/98 - 97-1695
    State: ALABAMA
County: JEFFERSON
Subjurisdiction: BESSEMER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Method of election (single-member districts)
Method of selection (chairperson)
Method of selection (appointive to elective)
Term of office (four years)
Implementation schedule
Candidate qualification procedures (fees)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (age
requirement)
Candidate qualifications to serve in office (residency
requirement)
Procedures for filling vacancies
Compensation
Resubmission received

08/20/98 - 97-2502
    State: ALABAMA
County: JEFFERSON
Subjurisdiction: BESSEMER
Districting plan
Special election procedures
Submission received


The Attorney General made a written request for additional information with respect to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
08/17/98 - 98-2149
    State: TEXAS
County: GALVESTON
Subjurisdiction: GALVESTON
Method of election (single-member districts/at large)
Majority vote requirement
Numbered positions adopted
Redistricting procedures
Initiative, referendum, recall procedures


The Attorney General interposed an objection to the following voting changes on the date(s) indicated:
08/17/98 - 96-2219
    State: MISSISSIPPI
County: GRENADA
Subjurisdiction: GRENADA
Annexation
General election (cancelled)

08/17/98 - 98-1598
    State: MISSISSIPPI
County: GRENADA
Subjurisdiction: GRENADA
Redistricting plan

Elizabeth Johnson
Chief, Voting Section >

Updated August 6, 2015

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