NOTICE OF SUBMISSION TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OF REQUEST FOR PRECLEARANCE UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF PROPOSED REDISTRICTING LINES FOR
BOARD OF SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS OF MOBILE COUNTY
The Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County has, on the 28th day of September, 2011, submitted its proposed Board voting districts redistricting plan to the United States Attorney General, via the United States Department of Justice, and requested preclearance of said plan pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. A complete copy of said submission may be viewed via the links below or in person at the Mobile County Schools Central Office, 1 Magnum Pass, Mobile, AL 36618.
The public is invited to comment on the submission. The DOJ has established a single address for the receipt of all United States Postal Service mail, including certified and express mail. All mail to the Voting Section must have the full address listed here:
Chief, Voting Section Civil Rights Division Room 7254 - NWB Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530
Deliveries by overnight express services such as Airborne, DHL, Federal Express or UPS should be addressed to:
Chief, Voting Section Civil Rights Division Room 7254 - NWB Department of Justice 1800 G St., N.W. Washington, DC 20006
You can also call DOJ with your comments at 1-800-253-3931 or arrange to meet with DOJ to discuss the proposed voting change. Finally, you may check the status of DOJ's review of the change by logging on to the Voting Section's website at www. usdoj.gov/crt/voting/.
Why redistricting is necessary: After each census the law requires school systems to review their voting districts to ensure that the numbers of voters are equitably distributed among all voting districts. It is important to note that redistricting of board voting districts will have no effect on school attendance zones.