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KF22 .H6 1977

COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION

Ninety-fifth Congress

FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM L. DICKINSON, Alabama LUCIEN N. NEDZI, Michigan

SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampshire AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California CHARLES E. WIGGINS, California FRANK ANNUNZIO, Ilinois

J. HERBERT BURKE, Florida JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

BILL FRENZEL, Minnesota
ED JONES, Tennessee

DAVE STOCKMAN, Michigan
ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia ROBERT E. BADHAM, California
LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California
JOSEPH G. MINISH, New Jersey
MENDEL J. DAVIS, South Carolina
CHARLES ROSE, North Carolina
JOHN L. BURTON, California
EDWARD W. PATTISON, New York
LEON E. PANETTA, California
JOSEPH S. AMMERMAN, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM H. CABLE, Staff Director and Associate Counsel

ROBERT E. Moss, General Counsel

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Hearings held on-

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April 26, 1977..

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April 27, 1977–

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April 28, 1977-

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Text of bill H.R. 5400_.

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Statements of-

Allen, Archie E., Administrative Director, The Voter Education

Project, Inc...

264

Apol, Bernard J., Elections Director, Michigan State Election

Division..

306

Bablitch, Hon. William A., Senate majority leader, State of Wisconsin 201

Barnett, Richard L., Board member, Project LEAP (Legal Elections

in All Precincts) --

380

Bell, Hon. Griffin B., Attorney General of the United States.-

50

Bertera, Bill, legislative representative, National Association of Coun-

ties..

306

Bieging, David A., assistant to the chief of staff, Office of the Vice

President-

50

Bonker, Hon. Don, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Washington...

117

Burgener, Hon. Clair W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of California.

347

Calamaro, Raymond S., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of
Legislative Affairs.--

50
Chiavaroli, V. James, Commissioner, Board of Elections, Monroe
County, N.Y.

306

Clusen, Ruth C., president, League of Women Voters of the United

States...

82, 389

Donsanto, Craig C., public integrity section..

50

Eu, March Fong, Secretary of State, State of California, accompanied

by William N. Durley, Assistant to the Secretary of State, Elections,

and Political Reform, State of California -

352

Gans, Curtis B., codirector, the Committee for the Study of the Amer-
ican Electorate -

270

Garber, Marie, elections administrator, Montgomery County, Md. 306

Gardner, Sheldon, board member, Project LEAP (Legal Elections

in All Precincts)--

380

Guzzi, Paul, secretary of state, State of Massachusetts.

357

Hanly, John H., chairman, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners - 233

Hemenway, Russell D., national director, National Committee for an

Effective Congress-

207

Howell, Eli H., political consultant sponsored by the Emergency

Coalition for the Survival of Free Elections..

225

Kusper, Stanley, county clerk, Cook County, I

247

Landsberg, Brian K., Chief, Appellate Section, Civil Rights Division. 50

Lawton, Mary C., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of

Legal Counsel-

50

Lederer, Raymond F., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Pennsylvania_

305

Marcus, Sherrill, field director, The Voter Education Project, Inc. 264

Oldaker, William C., General Counsel, Federal Election Commission.. 283

Panish, Leonard, registrar-recorder, city of Los Angeles, Calif... 306

Roeser, Thomas, chairman, Project LEAP (Legal Elections in All

Precincts)

380

Ruthrauff, Wilbur Bourne, chairman, Committee of Seventy from

Philadelphia

214

Schaffer, Gloria, secretary of state, State of Connecticut.

357

Tartaglione, Margaret M., chairwoman, Philadelphia Registration

Commission.

306

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Statements of —Continued

Thompson, Frank, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the State of

New Jersey, Chairman, Committee on House Administration.--
Tiernan, Robert O., Commissioner, Federal Election Commission..
Tucker, C. De Lores, secretary of state, State of Pennsylvania --
Voigt, Frederick, executive secretary, Committee of Seventy from

Philadelphia
Prepared statements submitted for the record-

Apol, Bernard J., director of elections, State of Michigan.
Bablitch, William A., State senator, State of Wisconsin
Bertera, Bill, legislative representative, representing the National

Association of Counties and the National Association of County

Recorders and Clerks..
Bonker, Hon., Don, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Washington.---

amendments offered for the Universal Voter Registration
Act.

“Justice Department Had Cause to Hide Internal Memo on Fraud and The Universal Voter Registration Act: It is Sloppy Work"

"Sense and Nonsense About Voting Fraud”
Burgener, Hon. Clair W., a Representative in Congress from the

State of California --
Chiavaroli, James V., Commissioner, Board of Elections, Monroe

County, N.Y.
Clusen, Ruth C., president, League of Women Voters of the United

States--
Curtis, Kenneth M., chairman, Democratic National Committee---
Eu, March Fong, secretary of state, State of California -
Garber, Marie, elections administrator for Montgomery County,

Md-
Growe, Joan Anderson, secretary of state, State of Minnesota -
Guzzi, Paul, secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...
Hanly, John H., chairman, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.
Howell, Eli H., political consultant sponsored by the Emergency

Coalition for the Survival of Free Elections..
Independent Voters of Illinois.-
Lewis, Woodrow, chairman, Election Law Committee, State New

York.
Lunding, Franklin J., Jr., Illinois State Board of Elections..
McCrary, Col. Thomas A., chairman, National Committee for Fair

and Honest Elections, and Chairman of the National Coalition of
Independents on Issues---
Myers, Hon. Gary A., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Pennsylvania
Panish, Leonard, registrar-recorder, County of Los Angeles..
Schaffer, Gloria, secretary of state, State of Connecticut.
Tartaglione, Margaret M., chairwoman, Philadelphia City Commis-

sioners, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania..
Tiernan, Robert O., Commissioner, Federal Election Commission,

Technical Suggestions”. Tucker, C. Delores, chief election officer, State of Pennsylvania Welsh, William B., American Federation of State, County, and

Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.--Interpretative Guidelines

Implementation of the Provisions of the Voting Rights Act regarding

language minority groups.-
Procedures for the administration of section 5 of the Voting Rights

Act of 1965
Letters of Communication-

Beermann, Allen J., secretary of state, State of Nebraska..
Berger, David G., author, Wisconsin Universal Voter Registration

Law
Bonker, Hon. Don, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Washington.
Brown, Ted W., secretary of state, State of Ohio..
Budzinski, Michael, legislative analyst, Wisconsin State Senate..

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Letters of Communication-Continued

Carroll, Jane, supervisor of elections, Broward County, Fort Lauder

dale, Fla---
Cummiskey, David R., State representative, State of Minnesota.
Engeleiter, Susan Shannon, State representative, Wisconsin Legisla-

ture.
Fortes, Robert, chairperson, Massachusetts Black Caucus.
Grasso, Ella, Governor, State of Connecticut-
Hatfield, Chet, auditor, Yakima County, Yakima, Wash..
Herschler, Ed, Governor, State of Wyoming --
Klonoski, James R., chairperson, Democratic Party of Oregon.
La Follette, Douglas, secretary of state, State of Wisconsin
Lowes, Donald A., office of clerk, auditor and recorder of San Benito

County, Hollister, Calif.
Lynch, Alice Clarke, secretary, Voter Registrars Association of

Virginia
Martin, Roger E., Republican leader, Oregon House of Representa-

tives.
Sendak, Theodore L., attorney general, State of Indiana -
Sensenbrenner, Sen. F. James, Jr., Wisconsin State Senator..
Shattuck, John H. F., American Civil Liberties Union, Washington,

D.C..
Straub, Bob W., Governor, State of Oregon.
Wiggins, Hon. Charles E., Member in Congress from the State of

California, to Attorney General Griffin B. Bell.--
Winchester, Jackie, supervisor of elections, Palm Beach County, Fla---
Wolfe, James F., secretary, Jackson County Board of Election Com-

missioners, Independence, Mo.--

Yzaguirre, Raul, national director, National Council of La Raza --Memorandums submitted for the record

Bell, Hon., Griffin B., Attorney General of the United States, “Review

of White House Testimony on H.R. 5400”.
Relationship between the proposed Universal Voter Registration Act of

1977 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965_Newspaper and TV Commentaries

Akron Beacon Journal, March 20, 1977, "Don't Get Too Casual With

Voter Registration,” editorial.-
Akron Beacon Journal, March 22, 1977, “Where Will It End”,

editorial.
Canton Repository, March 16, 1977, "Vote Signup Changes"
Cleveland Press, March 19, 1977, “How To Jam Up Voting Places''
Columbus Citizen-Journal, March 23, 1977, Door To Voting Fraud".
Dayton Daily News, March 29, 1977, “Everybody in Sight Registered

To Vote''.
Times Recorder, March 15, 1977, Pre-Register".
United Press International, Washington, D.C., “Any Citizen Over 18

Could Vote in Federal Races, if Plan Okayed".

WTVN-TV, March 16, 1977, "Voter Registration in Ohio”, editorial.. Statistical Tables

Jurisdictions covered under section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, as

amended..
County of Los Angeles, Department of Registrar-Recorder, Election

Day Registration and Voting Cost Estimates (H.R. 5400) -
Tentative Cost Estimates for Fiscal Years 1978–79, for Implementing

H.R. 5400
Voter Participation Rates in Other Western Democracies..

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