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06-392 - United States of America v. State of Alabama et al


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06-392 - United States of America v. State of Alabama et al
June 7, 2006
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. ORDERED that the 2 Motion for Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED and declaratory judgment is entered against both defendants, State of Alabama and the Secretary ort with the Court as further set out in the order on or before 6/22/2006. ORDERED that the defendants shall file the HAVA compliance plan not later than noon on 6/29/2006; the plaintiff shall file any written objections on or before 7/13/2006; and a HEARING on the proposed plan and objections is scheduled for 7/20/2006 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 2-E before Honorable Judge William Keith Watkins. Further ORDERED that the Secretary of State shall forward a copy of this Order to each Alabama registrar and, to the extent the Secretary of State deems it necessary, to probate judges and county governing bodies, on or before 6/15/2006. Signed by Judge William Keith Watkins on 6/7/2006. Copies furnished to YG, HC, AR. (dmn)of State as further set out in the order. A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION is hereby issued against the State of Alabama and the Secretary of State as further set out in the order. Further ORDERED that the Alabama Department of Public Safety shall file a rep
August 8, 2006
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MEMORANDUM OPINION . Signed by Judge William Keith Watkins on 8/8/06. (Attachments: # (1) appeals checklist)(vma, )
August 8, 2006
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER appointing Bob Riley in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Alabama, as Special Master to develop and implement a single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voter registration list in elections for federal office which complies with Section 303 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, 42 U.S.C. 15483; that the Special Master must "proceed with all reasonable diligence," Rule 53(b)(2), and achieve HAVA compliance on or before August 31, 2007; that the Governor shall serve as Special Master without compensation; that the Special Master shall file a report with the clerk on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning September 2006, detailing the progress that has been made on the implementation of the single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voterregistration list in elections for federal office delineated in Paragraph 1; that said reports shall be deemed matters of public record; that the injunction entered on May 29, 2006, in open court and memorialized in the June 7, 2006Order shall remain in full force and effect as against any state agency, department, employee or other agent, and all persons acting in concert with them, with respect to HAVA compliance . Signed by Judge William Keith Watkins on 8/8/2006. (cc, )
September 18, 2008
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FINAL ORDER AND JUDGMENT: 1. Governor Bob Riley is relieved of his duties as Special Master. 2. The Special Master's HAVA Implementation Committee is dissolved. 3. The title and role of Alabama Chief Elections Officer for HAVA implementation purposes, removed from Secretary Worley over her and the State's objection, are hereby restored to the Alabama Secretary of State, currently the Honorable Beth Chapman. 4. To ensure the integrity and security of the Alabama Voter Registration System, the Alabama Voter Registration and Election Management System Security Policy, Final Version 1.0, last revised 8/8/2008, attached hereto as Appendix 1, shall be binding upon Defendants and all users of the Alabama Voter Registration System throughout the 2008 federal election cycle, and thereafter, as it may be modified from time to time by the Alabama Secretary of State, the Alabama Legislature or its designee, or a court of competent jurisdiction. 5. To ensure an orderly transition of the Alabama Voter Registration System to the control of the Alabama Secretary of State, and to ensure the integrity of the Alabama Voter Registration System through the 2008 federal election cycle in Alabama, control and supervision of the Special Master's Software Review Committee is transferred to the Secretary of State as further set out in the order. 6. To ensure uniformity in the Alabama Voter Registration System and to address the resolution of the security concerns set forth in the Special Master's Final Status Report, no election official who in the past has engaged in the practice of producing a voter list reflecting that persons are qualified to vote in a particular box or voting location where that box or location does not encompass their place of residence shall engage in said practice in the future as further set out in the order. 7. The Alabama Secretary of State is the successor in interest to any contracts and memoranda of understanding entered into by the Special Master as further set out in the order. 8. Any bank accounts or unspent funds that were transferred to the Special Master's control for HAVA implementation purposes are now restored to the Alabama Secretary of State. 9. Title to all property purchased by the Special Master for HAVA implementation purposes, and not otherwise disposed of, is transferred to the Alabama Secretary of State. 10. All official records, documents, and tangible items in the possession of the Special Master and/or his representatives (which specifically does not include ES&S) are to be timely transferred to the Alabama Secretary of State; personal notes taken by the Special Master and/or his representatives need not be transferred. It is the court's intent that the Alabama Secretary of State be given the information she needs to exercise responsibility for the system knowledgeably; to understand what funds were spent and what funds, if any remain; and to effectuate the remaining terms of any contracts or memoranda of understanding that the Special Master executed, including the contract with ES&S. 11. This cause is DISMISSED with prejudice, with costs taxed as paid. 12. The court retains jurisdiction until 1/31/2009 for enforcement of this Order. The Clerk is DIRECTED to enter this document on the civil docket as a final judgment pursuant to FRCP 58. Signed by Honorable William Keith Watkins on 9/18/2008. (Attachments: #(1) Appendix 1, #(2) Civil Appeals Checklist)(dmn)