Military voting bill advances in Sentate
The bill, HB711, was unanimously reported out of the Senate's Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics, and Elections committee today.
Secretary of State Beth Chapman said the bill will be placed on the calendar for a floor vote as early as Tuesday.
Chapman has headed Gov. Bob Riley's task force on military and overseas voting, which has been meeting for the last year to develop this legislation. The committee includes election officials, court clerks, military members, lawmakers and others.
Chapman said it's good to know that, "when everybody's on the same page, that our process still works and good legislation with good causes to help good people still happen in Alabama."