California's Secretary of State establishes voter registration database advisory committee

California’s Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, has put together an advisory committee to help provide input as California moves to develop and implement a HAVA-compliant statewide voter registry. This is from today’s Capitol Morning Report:

Secty. of State Debra Bowen has announced appointments to the VoteCal Advisory Committee which will make recommendations on “the design of California’s state-of-the-art voter registration database.” Bowen named to the committee: Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology; Rosalind Gold and Efrain Escobedo, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund; Alice Huffman and Velma Sykes, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, California State Conference; Eugene Lee, Asian Pacific American Legal Center; John Longoria, Disability Rights Legal Center; Karin MacDonald, UC Berkeley Institute for Governmental Studies; Rebecca Martinez, Madera County County Clerk-Recorder; Conny McCormack, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk; Trudy Schafer, League of Women Voters of California; David Tom, San Mateo County Elections Division Manager. Contact: Nicole Winger 916 653 6575.

It’ll be an interesting project to be involved in!