| RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
STATE OF KANSAS
|Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
THORNBURGH ANNOUNCED KANSAS
ELECTION REFORM ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
Topeka, Ks - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh is pleased to announce the
appointments of Topeka residents Michael Byington, Martha Gabehart, Mark Braun,
and Anthony Fadale to the Kansas Election Reform Advisory Council. They will
serve as members of the Accessibility subcommittee.
In order to receive funding for implementation of the Help America Vote Act
of 2002 (HAVA), a new federal election reform law, an advisory committee must
be established and a state plan developed. The council is comprised of 45 members
who each serve on one of the following subcommittees: Accessibility, Finance,
Central Voter Registration, and Voting Standards and Education.
"The advisory council will provide recommendations for implementing requirements,"
Thornburgh said. "I look forward to working with members of the advisory
council and hope to provide leadership for election officials across the nation."
Byington is the director of the Kansas Relay Service and Kansas Telecommunications
Access Program. Braun currently serves as director of the state's office of
administrative compliance for the state of Kansas.