Miller v. Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell et al

Filing 85

MOTION to Expedite Order to lift the Preliminary Injunction by Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell, State of Alaska, Division of Elections. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3)(Paton-Walsh, Margaret)

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Miller v. Lieutenant Governor Craig Campbell et al Doc. 85 Att. 1 NANCY ERICKSON SECllETARY SUITE 8-312 THE CAPITOL WASHINGTON. DC 20511)-7100 1l1nltco ~tat£s ~rnatc OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY ( 2~2) 224-3622 October 4, 2010 The Honorable Sean Parnell Governor of Alaska Juneau, AK 99811 ~OOO 1 Dear Governor Parnell : Since your state will hold an election for U.S. Senator on November 2, I want to remind you of the Senate l'equirements for certificates of election. When the result of an election fOT United States Senator has been officially ascertained, federal law (2 U.S.C. §§ 1a-I b) requires that a certificate of election must be signed by the Governor, attested to by the Secretary of State, have the seal of the state affixed and must be provided to the President of the Senate. If a state does not have a Secretary of State, the certificate must be signed by the state election .official. Enclosed is a copy of Senate Rule n which contains the wording for the certificate. The language must be adhered to or the certificate wiU be rejected and returned to the state for re-certification. If the senator's term is to begin on January 3,20 II, when the new congress convenes, the original cCltificate must be delivered to the Secretary of the Senate well in advance of January 3. If the senator is elected in a special election, the original certificate must be delivered to the Secretary of the Senate as soon as the election is celtified. Heightened mail security measures at the Ca1)itol and the need to ensure that election certificates will be received in a timely manner require that the certificate must either be: . I . Mailed via U.S. Postal Service certified/registered (lise the option that does not require "Return Receipt Requested," as there is no one to sign) to the Office of Publie Records, P.O. Box 2511, Alexandria, VA 22301 -0 5 1 7 . Enclosed is a return label for mailing the document. It is advised that the mailing receipt be retained for proof of timely mailing; or 2. Hand-delivered to the Senate Office of Public Records, 232 Hart Senate O(-1jce .---~ Building, Washington, DC 20510. Because the delivery of sealed envelopes, boxes, or other containers is prohibited in the Senate buildings, the certificate should be delivered in an unsealed file folder. Exhibit 1 Page 1 of 2 If YOll have any que..<;tiOl1S, please contact Adam Bramwell or Mark Tratos, of my staff, at (202) 224-3622. We look forward to receiving the celtificate of election in the coming weeks and appreciate your assistance. ;g' f!~ N~ Secretary of the Senate NE:mst Enclosure Exhibit 1 Page 2 of 2

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