Information Collection Activity; Study of Alternative Voting Methods, 962-963 [07-27]

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[FR Doc. 07–16 Filed 1–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–M ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Information Collection Activity; Study of Alternative Voting Methods Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The EAC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 9, 2007 / Notices information collection. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarizeed and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection in writing to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, ATTN: Ms. Laiza N. Otero (or via the Internet at lotero@eac.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the survey, please write to the above address or call Ms. Laiza N. Otero at (202) 566–3100. You may also view the proposed collection instrument by visiting our Web site at http:// www.eac.gov. ycherry on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Study of Alternative Voting Methods. OMB Number: Pending. Type of Review: Regular submission. Needs and Uses: Section 241 of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requires the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to periodically study election administration issues with the goal of promoting voting methods and improving election administration. Section 241(b)(10) instructs the EAC to study the feasibility and advisability of conducting elections for Federal office on different days, at different places, and during different hours. In addition, it recommends the study include a discussion of the advisability of establishing a uniform poll closing time and establishing: (A) A legal public holiday under section 6103 of title 5 United States Code, as the date on which general elections for Federal office are held; (B) The Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November, in every even numbered VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:55 Jan 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 year, as a legal public holiday under such section; (C) A date other than the Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in November, in every even numbered year as the date on which general elections for Federal office are held; and (D) Any date described in subparagraph (C) as a legal public holiday under such section. To provide information to the States and the Congress on the feasibility and advisability of using alternative days, times, and places to conduct Federal elections, the EAC seeks to survey voters to better understand their motivations and perceptions of impediments to voting. The survey will provide insights into the public’s perceptions of particular aspects of the voting process. Affected Public: Citizens. Number of Respondents: 3,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Burden per Response: .25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours. Frequency: One time collection. Information will be collected through a statistically valid survey of 3,000 registered voters to determine how they currently respond to alternative voting methods (if in a State that offers them) or would respond to alternative voting methods (if in a State that does not allow them). The survey will be representative of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The topics that will be explored include, but are not limited to: a. Voting by mail b. Voting at a consolidated polling center c. Voting online d. Voting earlier/later on Election Day e. Voting on weekend day f. Voting on day other than first Tuesday in November g. Making the day on which Federal elections are held a Federal holiday h. No alternative voting method, prefer status quo The survey will gather data regarding each respondent’s background. Background information will include, but is not limited to, (1) Respondents’ voter registration history, (2) respondents’ voting history, and (3) standard demographic questions covering (age, ethnicity, education, employment status, and income bracket). Thomas R. Wilkey, Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 07–27 Filed 1–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–KF–M PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 963 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. 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Tentative Agenda Monday, January 22, 2007 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Combined Committee Session Adjourn Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:30 a.m. Approval of Minutes, Agency Updates 9:45 a.m. Public Comment Session 10 a.m. Chair and Facilitator Update 10:45 a.m. Strategic & Legacy Management Committee Report 11:45 a.m. Public Comment Session 12 p.m. Lunch Break 1 p.m. Nuclear Materials Committee Report 1:30 p.m. Waste Management Committee Report 2 p.m. Public Comment Session 2:15 p.m. Facility Disposition & Site Remediation Committee Report 3 p.m. Administrative Committee Report 4 p.m. Adjourn If needed, time will be allotted after public comments for items added to the agenda and administrative details. A final agenda will be available at the meeting Monday, January 22, 2007. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 9, 2007)]
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ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


Information Collection Activity; Study of Alternative Voting 
Methods

AGENCY: Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The EAC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork 
and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on a proposed

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information collection. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents. Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will be summarizeed and/or included in the request for OMB 
approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter 
of public record.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 9, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments and recommendations on the proposed 
information collection in writing to the U.S. Election Assistance 
Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 
20005, ATTN: Ms. Laiza N. Otero (or via the Internet at 
lotero@eac.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the survey, 
please write to the above address or call Ms. Laiza N. Otero at (202) 
566-3100. You may also view the proposed collection instrument by 
visiting our Web site at http://www.eac.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Study of Alternative Voting Methods.
    OMB Number: Pending.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Needs and Uses: Section 241 of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) 
requires the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to periodically 
study election administration issues with the goal of promoting voting 
methods and improving election administration. Section 241(b)(10) 
instructs the EAC to study the feasibility and advisability of 
conducting elections for Federal office on different days, at different 
places, and during different hours. In addition, it recommends the 
study include a discussion of the advisability of establishing a 
uniform poll closing time and establishing:
    (A) A legal public holiday under section 6103 of title 5 United 
States Code, as the date on which general elections for Federal office 
are held;
    (B) The Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November, in every even 
numbered year, as a legal public holiday under such section;
    (C) A date other than the Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in 
November, in every even numbered year as the date on which general 
elections for Federal office are held; and
    (D) Any date described in subparagraph (C) as a legal public 
holiday under such section.
    To provide information to the States and the Congress on the 
feasibility and advisability of using alternative days, times, and 
places to conduct Federal elections, the EAC seeks to survey voters to 
better understand their motivations and perceptions of impediments to 
voting. The survey will provide insights into the public's perceptions 
of particular aspects of the voting process.
    Affected Public: Citizens.
    Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Burden per Response: .25 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours.
    Frequency: One time collection.
    Information will be collected through a statistically valid survey 
of 3,000 registered voters to determine how they currently respond to 
alternative voting methods (if in a State that offers them) or would 
respond to alternative voting methods (if in a State that does not 
allow them). The survey will be representative of the 50 States, the 
District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The topics that will be 
explored include, but are not limited to:
    a. Voting by mail
    b. Voting at a consolidated polling center
    c. Voting online
    d. Voting earlier/later on Election Day
    e. Voting on weekend day
    f. Voting on day other than first Tuesday in November
    g. Making the day on which Federal elections are held a Federal 
holiday
    h. No alternative voting method, prefer status quo
    The survey will gather data regarding each respondent's background. 
Background information will include, but is not limited to, (1) 
Respondents' voter registration history, (2) respondents' voting 
history, and (3) standard demographic questions covering (age, 
ethnicity, education, employment status, and income bracket).

Thomas R. Wilkey,
Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
[FR Doc. 07-27 Filed 1-8-07; 8:45 am]
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