All this and more in todays voting news below...
CA: OC Registrar of Voters Prepares Vote-by-Mail Ballots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur4nHvhXuxY (Youtube video of process)
CA: Ranked Choice Voting Opponents Appealing Dismissal Of Case
DC: Public Examination Period Suspended (internet voting for overseas/military)
http://www.dcboee.us/dvm/ "Due to usability issues brought to our attention, we have temporarily suspended the public examination test. Thank you for your intereste and participation in improving the functionality of this pilot project."
GA: A troubling side to early voting
GUAM: Overseas Vote Foundation New FY budget start enabled Guam Elec Comm to buy stamps and send overseas absentee ballotshttp://ow.ly/2MPoA
MA: Town clerks say red and blue ballots confuse voters
Statewide, the top of Democratic primary ballots are red and the Republican primary ballots are blue. This has been the norm for 50 years, said Brian McNiff, spokesman for the secretary of state, who oversees Massachusetts elections.
ME: Clerk faces fine - Ross pleads "no contest' to ballot mishandling charge
The Maine Attorney General's Office filed a complaint in West Bath District Court on March 31 alleging that on or about Feb. 2, Ross "in her capacity as town clerk in processing absentee ballots in the town of Bowdoinham election for selectman, did unfold one or more absentee ballots at the time she removed the ballots from the absentee ballot envelopes," in violation of Maine law regarding ...
MS: Clerks seek to stop write-in only election
The Laurel Leader-Call reports the lawsuit was filed last week in Jasper County Circuit Court.
The only person who signed up to run for the 13th District was incumbent Judge Robert G. Evans who died of cancer in July, after the candidates' qualifying deadline..
NH: READER OPINION: Make sure vote counts, by Deborah Sumner
NY: Testimony of Lawrence Norden before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Electionsclick here
NY: REPORT FROM THE SENATE HEARINGS ON THE NYS PRIMARY
On September 29th Senator Joseph Addabbo, chair of the Senate Elections Committee held a hearing on the recent New York State primary when new paper ballot and optical scan systems were used statewide for the first time. The hearing focused on reported problems that occurred in New York City, the largest election jurisdiction in the country with almost 4.5 million registered voters.
OH: Secretary Brunner Issues Directive Regarding Voting Rights And Foreclosures; Refers Specific Cases Of Notary Abuse To Federal Prosecutors
TN: Judge won't dismiss lawsuit against Shelby County Election Commission
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/oct/01/judge-wont-dismiss-lawsuit-against-shelby-county-e/ You might want to start preparing for yet another election, Shelby County.
That's the message from the lead lawyer who successfully persuaded Chancellor Arnold Goldin today to rule against a Shelby County Election Commission motion to dismiss a lawsuit by local Democrats. Those candidates are alleging that widespread improprieties so taint the Aug. 5 election that some, if not all, of the results should be thrown out.
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