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Alabama: Governor appoints committee to oversee creation of statewide voter database

WSFA TV reports: Governor Bob Riley has appointed four people to oversee the development and implementation of a uniform, statewide computerized voter registration list as required to bring Alabama into compliance with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).

A federal judge appointed the governor "Special Master" as a result of a federal lawsuit against the state and Secretary of State Nancy Worley for failing to meet some of the HAVA requirements related to voter registration by the federal timetable and guidelines.

Sid McDonald will serve as the committee's chairman; Lawrence County Probate Judge Richard "Rip" Proctor; Alabama Labor Commissioner and former Secretary of State Jim Bennett; Trey Granger, Director of Elections for Montgomery County. ...

Under a section on the Planned Activities for the Immediate Future. the filing states the governor has "instructed the Chairman and members of his HAVA Implementation Committee that they are to reactivate and re-engage the 24-member HAVA Advisory Committee, as soon as reasonably possible, and to give serious input to their input and recommendations." -- WSFA TV Montgomery, AL - Update: Governor Appoints Members to Oversee Voter Registration Compliance; Files First Interim Report

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