[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 31, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63755-63756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-8967]


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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Information Collection Activity; Proposed Information Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has submitted the 
following information collection request to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2006, at 71 
FR 43477. The notice allowed for a 60-day public comment period. 
Fourteen comments were received on this information collection, and 
modifications were made to improve and clarify the information 
collection based on those comments. The purpose of this notice is to 
allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted until November 27, 2006. This process 
is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Comments are invited on: 
(a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
information collection on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 27, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed 
information collection should be sent to: OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. 
Hunt, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and 
associated collection instruments, please, write to the above address 
or call Mrs. Juliet Thompson-Hodgkins or Ms. Laiza N. Otero at (202) 
566-3100.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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    Title and OMB Number: 2006 Election Administration and Voting 
Survey; OMB Number Pending.
    Needs and Uses: This proposed information collection activity is 
necessary to meet requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAV) of 
2002 (42 U.S.C. 15301). Section 241 of HAVA requires the EAC to study 
and report on election activities, practices, policies, and procedures, 
including methods of voter registration, methods of conducting 
provisional voting, poll worker recruitment and training, and such 
other matters as the Commission determines are appropriate. In 
addition, HAVA transferred to the EAC the Federal Election Commission's 
responsibility of biennially administering a survey on the impact of 
the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The information the States 
are required to submit to the EAC for purposes of the NVRA report are 
found under Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Chapter 1, 
Part 8, Subchapter C). HAVA Sec.  703(a) also amended the Uniformed and 
Overseas Citizens Absentee Voters Act by requiring that ``not later 
than 90 days after the date of each regularly scheduled general 
election of Federal office, each State and unit of local government 
which administered the election shall (through the State, in the case 
of a unit of local government) submit a report to the Election 
Assistance Commission (established under the Help American Vote Act of 
2002) on the combined number of absentee ballots transmitted to absent 
uniformed services voters and overseas for the election and the 
combined number of such ballots which were returned by such voters and 
cast in the election, and shall make such a report available to the 
general public.'' In order to fulfill these requirements and to provide 
a complete report to Congress, the EAC is seeking information relating 
to the period from the close of registration for the November 2, 2004, 
Federal general election until the close of registration for the 
November 7, 2006, Federal general election, and information from the 
November 7, 2006, Federal general election.
    Affected Public: State government.
    Number of Respondents: 55.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Burden Per Response: 115.07 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,328.85 hours.
    Frequency: Biennially.

Thomas R. Wilkes,
Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 06-8967 Filed 10-30-06; 8:45 am]
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