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Section 5 Changes by Type and Year


Total Section 5 Changes Received By The Attorney General
1965 Through 2000
TYPE Totals
1965-69
Totals
1970-79
Totals
1980-89
Totals
1990-99
Totals
2000
TOTAL
1965-2000
Redistricting 18 993 2,835 3,456 49 7,351
Annexation 5 6,039 26,168 31,963 4,499 68,674
Polling Place 17 6,373 40,068 41,257 4,263 91,978
Precinct 29 2,168 19,382 26,824 1,763 53,166
Reregistration
or Voter Purge
1 1,071 160 101 6 1,339
Incorporation 1 57 1,378 1,588 133 3,157
Bilingual Procedures 0 1,548 1,432 997 80 4,057
Method of Election 0 0 4,634 7,819 434 12,887
Form of Government 0 0 1,665 519 35 2,219
Consolidation or
Division of Political Units
0 0 199 629 53 881
Special Election 0 0 7,126 11,879 1,254 20,259
Voting Methods 0 0 1,525 1,697 187 3,409
Candidate Qualifications 0 0 478 2,004 208 2,690
Voter Registration Procedures 0 0 20,458 19,117 518 40,093
Miscellaneous 17 676 13,249 23,190 3,076 40,208
Election Law 206 7,568 0 0 0 7,774
Not Within the Scope
of Section 5
29 642 0 0 0 671
  Totals
1965-69
Totals
1970-79
Totals
1980-89
Totals
1990-99
Totals
2000
TOTAL
1965-1999
TOTALS 1965-2000 323 27,135 140,757 173,404 16,558 358,177

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Last Revised - February 6, 2002

Updated August 6, 2015

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