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NY: NY Court Allows Optical Scan Inspection by Nassau's Experts
http://re-mediaetc.blogspot.com/2010/07/ny-court-allows-optical-scan-inspection.html
Most of the twenty counties that passed resolutions expressing concerns about the optical scan voting systems and petitioning to retain their lever machines are scheduled to use Dominion Optical Scanners in fall elections. ETC urges these counties to join the Nassau suit so that all the voting machines will be subjected to independent professional scrutiny.

NY: HAVA Doesn't Ban Lever Voting Machines
http://www.newrochelletalk.com/content/did-you-know-about-new-voting-machines#comment-9187
...HAVA offers money for new machines to states that retire punch card and lever machines, but it does not ban them.
...
The view that HAVA requires lever retirement was recently refuted in court where US District Court Judge Joseph Bianco ruled that, "HAVA does not prescribe a particular type of voting machine nor does it have anything to say about any specific requirements on how New York officials must carry out their duties."

NY: You'll be Voting on Paper This Fall with new Voting Machines
http://www.whiteplainscnr.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8205
Westchester County.

OH: Nearly 700,000 Voters To Receive Ballot Applications For The September 7th County Executive/County Council Primary Election
http://www.citynewsohio.com/news/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=104418&sID=16&ItemSource=L
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is conducting a county-wide mailing of 691,970Vote by Mail ballot applications for the September 7th Primary Election.

OR: Redistricting initiative fails to qualify for ballot
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/
2010/07/redistricting_measure_fails_to.html http://bit.ly/cLxjEc

The measure's backers including Kevin Mannix were also in court Monday, claiming that some signatures had been thrown out illegally.
...
Of the 125,948 signatures submitted, Brown's office tossed out about 10 percent last week, saying they didn't meet legal requirements
[would have turned over redistricting to unelected appointed panel of retired judges]

TN: Election judge refuses to sign challenge
Eldridge seeks misconduct investigation
http://crossville-chronicle.com/local/x871674933/Election-judge-refuses-to-sign-challenge

Mickey Eldridge on Monday, accompanied by her husband, John, went to the election office to vote and asked for a Republican Primary ballot. She was given one but then her right to vote in the Republican Primary was challenged by Linda Thompson, a poll watcher for Eric Swafford.


TX: Dallas County justice of the peace who lost primary requests criminal probe of rival's actions http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/
stories/072710dnmetjpsuit.40454c2.html http://bit.ly/aVRxTX Judge Luis Sepulveda said in a motion filed Friday that his opponent, Carlos Medrano, violated the Texas Election Code by coercing people to vote for him when they were not eligible to do so in the primary

VA: New Memo Assesses the State of Voting in Virginia
http://www.projectvote.org/component/content/article/495-new-memo-assesses-the-state-of-voting-in-virginia.html

Internet Vote Watch

PDA, Internet voting raises legal questions in California (press release?)
http://sandiegonewsroom.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42503:pda-internet-voting-raises-legal-questions-in-california&catid=46:san-diego-business&Itemid=54

WV: Putnam commissioners approve online ballots for voters abroad
http://sundaygazettemail.com/News/201007270746
WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Putnam County residents out of the country during the state's upcoming elections will be able to vote online, county commissioners said Tuesday

Google hacked or why the Cyber world can get m.a.d
http://protection151.blogguza.com/2010/07/26/google-hacked-or-why-the-cyber-world-can-get-m-a-d/

So if it came to Google, it could have happened to any organisation is private, governmental or foreign. This exposes a fundamental truth of cyber-security: attackers always have the advantage.
[Author Aldo Vasquez- Experienced programmer in the anti piracy program business producing intelligent programming programs to help create firmer program anti cracking programs.]


National

Huge Variation in "Unmailable" Voter Registration Materials
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/016522.html

State of the Nation (more on unmailable)
http://bostonreview.net/BR35.4/ansolabehere.php
...Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project issued the first comprehensive, nationwide analysis of the quality of information stored on voter registration lists.
...
Nationwide, approximately 1 in 16 entries on the registration lists is unmailable. The magnitude of the problem varies greatly throughout the country. In California, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., about 1 in 50 entries is problematic, but in Arkansas, that number is 1 in 5.

FVAP News Release #17: Military and Overseas Voters, Submit your Ballot Request for the August and September State Primaries and the General Election!
http://www.fvap.gov/global/news/nr17-2010.html

EAC has issued final versions of the 2010 Election Administration and Voting Survey
http://bit.ly/c4uHi9 (EAC link too long)

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