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July 14, 2010
Election Night Reporting System Tested Successfully

MONTGOMERY, Ala- Secretary of State Beth Chapman has declared the test run of the election night reporting (ENR) system to be a great success. The program was tested in Alabama’s four largest counties: Jefferson, Madison, Mobile and Montgomery. These four counties represent approximately one-third of Alabama’s voting population. The system will now be used statewide for the general election in November.


The ENR system takes vote totals directly from each county and displays them in a usable format on the internet. Once the results are posted to the web, they will be displayed using maps and graphics to show vote totals, percentages and other important information to the public.  The system is part of Chapman’s initiative to bring the Secretary of State’s office into the 21st century by using new technology to better serve the citizens of Alabama.


 “This is a new and innovative service we are excited to provide to the citizens of Alabama. Last night’s test was a giant step forward for Alabama elections. We will continue to promote fair and honest elections statewide through every means available, including new technology,” said Chapman.



For more information, visit Secretary of State John H. Merrill’s Web Site: