Alabama Democratic Party to Sue Over Voter List Costs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Democratic Party is planning to sue Alabama's Republican secretary of state.

Democratic Party Chairman Joe Turnham says state law requires the secretary of state to give the two major political parties a free copy of the state's voter registration rolls for each election.

Secretary of State Beth Chapman says her office interprets the law to provide one free list a year. The Democratic Party got a free list in April, and now the secretary of state
wants more than $28,000 for an updated list.

State Republican Party Chairman Mike Hubbard said Chapman is doing the right thing and he has no complaints.

Turnham said getting the list is important for contacting the thousands of newly registered voters before the election Nov. 4.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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