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Nancy Bradford <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 4 Nov 2002 16:11:38 -0500
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Hi Deb - I would like to volunteer for the committee on election reform.
Please let me know if I am needed.

Thank you.

Nancy C. Bradford
Underhill Town clerk

----- Original Message -----
From: Secretary of State Deborah Markowitz <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 4:16 PM
Subject: Election Reform is Here!

> Hi All,
> Today, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act of 2002.  We
> expect the President to sign the bill into law in the next few days.
> Among its provisions, the election reform law requires that states
> develop statewide voter checklists and provide accessible voting.
> We will provide more detailed description of the requirements of the
> new law once we digest its many pages.
> The very good news is that the bill provides funding for the changes
> it mandates.  We feel optimistic that the funding will likely meet our
> minimum requirements because the bill includes important
> language championed by Senators Leahy and Jeffords that ensures
> that every state receives an adequate minimum level of funding to
> achieve the required reforms.
> We will  be putting together a committee to help us plan for
> implementation of the law in Vermont.  If you wish to participate in
> this committee please let me or Kathy DeWolfe know of your
> interest.
> Deb Markowitz
> Deborah L. Markowitz
> Secretary of State
> Vermont Secretary of State's Office
> 26 Terrace Street
> Montpelier, Vermont 05609
> (802)828-2363