Alabama Gets More Time

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A federal judge has agreed to give Alabama's governor an extra two months to develop a statewide computerized voter registration system that was due at the end of August.

U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins says there was no reasonable alternative to allowing the governor the extra time he requested.

A spokesman for Gov. Bob Riley said he's pleased and he has every expectation of finishing the project ahead of the new deadline.

The voter registration system will be used to keep track of voter records statewide and to remove the names of voters who die or are disqualified from voting because of criminal convictions.

The system is required by the federal Help America Vote Act.

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