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November 1, 2010
Election Night Reporting System Available Statewide for General Election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Secretary of State Beth Chapman has announced the state’s first ever election night reporting system will be live statewide during the November 2nd general election. The system will collect election results from all 67 counties and make them available on the web the moment they are entered on election night.

The election night reporting system, or ENR, 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 and provide maximum transparency in the elections process.

"We are excited to provide this new and exciting service to the citizens of Alabama," said Chapman. "This is just one of the many ways my office promotes fair and honest elections: through transparency and access to valuable election information. Alabamians will be able to see democracy in action as it unfolds before their eyes in a state of the art way."

The banner to access the election night reporting system will be posted on Monday afternoon at www.alabamavotes.gov and www.sos.alabama.gov. Then, click on the election night reporting banner on the page.

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For more information, visit Secretary of State Jim Bennett’s Web Site:  http://www.sos.alabama.gov/