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Publication of State Plan Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act

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U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)




Pursuant to Sections 254(a)(11)(A) and 255(b) of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), Public Law 107-252, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) hereby causes to be published in the Federal Register changes to the HAVA state plans previously submitted by Rhode Island.


This notice is effective upon publication in the Federal Register.

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Bryan Whitener, Telephone 202-566-3100 or 1-866-747-1471 (toll-free).

Submit Comments: Any comments regarding the plans published herewith should be made in writing to the chief election official of the individual state at the address listed below.

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On March 24, 2004, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission published in the Federal Register the original HAVA state plans filed by the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 69 FR 14002. HAVA anticipated that states, territories and the District of Columbia would change or update their plans from time to time pursuant to HAVA Section 254(a)(11) through (13). HAVA Sections 254(a)(11)(A) and 255 require EAC to publish such updates. This is the second revision to the state plan for Rhode Island.

The amendments to Rhode Island's state plan provide for compliance with the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE Act) and address changes in the budget to account for the use of requirements payments for Fiscal Year 2010 and beyond. In accordance with HAVA Section 254(a)(12), all the state plans submitted for publication provide information on how the respective state succeeded in carrying out its previous state plan. Rhode Island confirms that its amendments to the state plan were developed and submitted to public comment in accordance with HAVA Sections 254(a)(11), 255, and 256.

Upon the expiration of thirty days from December 9, 2010, the state is eligible to implement the changes addressed in the plan that is published herein, in accordance with HAVA Section 254(a)(11)(C). EAC wishes to acknowledge the effort that went into revising this state plan and encourages further public comment, in writing, to the state election official listed below.

Chief State Election Official

Secretary A. Ralph Mollis, Secretary of State, State House Room 217, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, Phone: (401) 222- 2357, Fax: (401) 222-1356.

Thank you for your interest in improving the voting process in America.

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Dated: December 1, 2010.

Thomas R. Wilkey,

Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2010-31010 Filed 12-8-10; 8:45 am]