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Alabama: legislative committee delays voter file contract

AP reports: The Legislature's Contract Review Committee voted Thursday to hold up a contract between the governor's office and an Omaha, Neb. company to create a court-ordered statewide voter registration list.

But Gov. Bob Riley's attorney says the company that is receiving the $6.2 million contract, Election Systems and Software, has already begun work on the project and that the committee's action will not delay efforts to meet a federal judge's Aug. 31 deadline to have the list compiled.

A federal judge put Riley in charge of developing the list after former Secretary of State Nancy Worley missed a federally mandated deadline. U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins gave Riley until Aug. 31 to complete the task. -- Committee holding up voter list contract

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