Re: HAVA money and You

From: Nathan L. Adams <adamsn79_at_bellsouth_dot_net>
Date: Wed Feb 25 2004 - 21:20:22 CST

Georgia:
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/contact.htm

On Tuesday 27 January 2004 11:34 am, Alan Dechert wrote:
> Have a look at HAVA in the appropriations bill signed last week:
>
> http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/Z?r108:H25NO3-0028:0:
>
> Try a search on "help america."
>
> Copied below are some [bacon flavored] morsels gathered by Doug Jones.
>
> Bottom line: States now have at their disposal hundreds of millions
> (billions, actually) in US dollars to spend on voting system upgrades.
> They have quite a bit of freedom on how they spend the money.
>
> I will be sending a nice letter on nice OVC letterhead (thanks to Chris
> Gates) to each and every Secretary of State in the 50 states that make up
> these United States of America. We can work with universities and the
> private sector in any state (or all) to help election officials determine
> the best strategies for modernizing their voting systems.
>
> I could use some help making connections and doing follow up contacts.
> Please email or call me if you can help. Basically, right now, we want to
> set up meetings with SoS offices to discuss what they would like covered in
> the R&D project the OVC will do for them.
>
> Alan D. 916-791-0456
>
> > Federal Election Commission
> >
> > SALARIES AND EXPENSES
> >
> > For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Federal
> > Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, $51,240,000, of which no
> > less than $6,389,900 shall be available for internal automated data
> > processing systems, of which not to exceed $5,000 shall be available
> > for reception and representation expenses, and of which $800,000 shall
> > be available for necessary expenses to carry out the functions of the
> > Office of Election Administration: Provided, That upon the transfer of
> > functions of the Office of Election Administration to the Election
> > Assistance Commission under the provisions of title VIII of the Help
> > America Vote Act of 2002, any portion of such funds remaining
> > available as of the date of the transfer shall be transferred to the
> > Election Assistance Commission for purposes of carrying out such
> > functions.
> >
> > Election Assistance Commission
> >
> > SALARIES AND EXPENSES
> >
> > For necessary expenses to carry out the Help America Vote Act of
> > 2002, $1,200,000.
> >
> > Election Reform Programs
> >
> > (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
> >
> > For necessary expenses to carry out a program of requirements
> > payments to States as authorized by Section 257 of the Help America
> > Vote Act of 2002, $500,000,000: Provided, That no more that \1/10\ of
> > 1 percent of funds available for requirements payments under Section
> > 257 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 shall be allocated to any
> > territory: Provided further, That of the funds made available for
> > providing grants to assist State and local efforts to improve election
> > technology and the administration of Federal elections, as authorized
> > by such Act, not to exceed $100,000 shall be transferred to the
> > General Services Administration for necessary administrative expenses
> > to carry out programs of payments to States as authorized by section
> > 257 of such Act.

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Nathan L. Adams
<nadams <at> ieee.org>
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