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Alabama: federal court accepts HAVA plan and appoints special master

AP reports: A federal judge has accepted Secretary of State Nancy Worley's proposal to comply with election system changes under the federal Help America Vote Act, but with certain modifications.

U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins also will appoint a special master to administer the plan.

In an order Friday, Watkins sustained the Justice Department's objections to the state's plan, but said because there were no objections to the substance of the plan, it could be used provided some changes are made.

Watkins noted the "potential for disruption of the November 2006 general election substantially outweighs any benefit of taking further action" on the current voter registration system. -- Judge accepts Worley’s voting plan

You can read the whole order here.

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