All this and more in today's voting news.
AK: Write-in lists ruled a violation of election law
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/blogs/political-animal/7294-write-in-lists-ruled-a-violation-of-election-law In a ruling sure to disappoint supporters of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a temporary restraining order was issued against poll workers providing voters with the names of write-in candidates.
AR: Ballot Problems For Some Voters In St. Francis County, AR*
Races For District 51 House Seat & Forrest City Council Position Impacted
In Saint Francis County, Arkansas, early voting is underway, but some voters ran into a problem trying to cast their ballots for a city council position in Forrest City, AR.
Patton said, "I don't know every detail, but I do know there was a problem with a position of the candidates on the ballots that one of the candidates had drawn and was supposed to be in a different position and the ballot wasn't printed that way."
The Saint Francis County Election Commission found problems with some of its ballots.
The race for Arkansas State House of Representatives between Democrat Marshall Wright and Republican Anna Grizzle was also affected.
The ballot problem will mean the election commission chairman, Frederick Freeman, will likely total out voting machines and maybe restart the early voting process.
AZ: Restrictive Voter Registration Law Struck Down In Arizona
By a 2-1 vote (the majority included retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor), the court struck down Arizona's documentary proof of citizenship requirement for all new voter registrants because it is superseded by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993
CA: Voter fraud warning: Don't give ballot to door-to-door solicitor* (dirty trick)
If someone comes to your door asking for a mail-in ballot, don't give it to them. That's the warning from Kern County Elections officials.
CO: Boulder voters given wrong ballot language on tax question* (ballot info wrong)
Electronic voting machines that should have shown early voters in Boulder the text of the proposed utility tax ballot measure instead showed the text for the county open space measure. Those voters' yes and no votes were then recorded for the utility tax.
Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall said election workers discovered the problem around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when a voter noticed the discrepancy.
Electronic voting was immediately discontinued for the day, and a new ballot program was uploaded to new voting
CO: Election glitch sends ballots with wrong state house district to Fort Collins senior complex* (ballot missing contest)
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http://tinyurl.com/268pueg Mary Willhite wanted to vote for her friend Bob Morain in House District 52. But when she got her ballot in the mail, it listed the House District 53 race.
CO: Mayor Ireland to vote to repeal Instant Runoff Voting
CT: Federal Court Tells Connecticut that Voters at Polls May Wear WWE Wrestling-Related Clothing to Polls
FL: City Commissioner arrested in absentee ballot fraud*
DAYTONA BEACH -- A Daytona Beach City commissioner and his campaign manager were arrested today on multiple charges of felony absentee ballot fraud
Henry and Robinson requested 92 ballots through the elections office website, four of which were found under a computer keyboard at Henry's home on Sept. 23, Davidson said.
GA: Error Sends Out Triple Absentee Ballots*
Elections Director: Staff's Mistake Is 'Inexcusable'
The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District race was left off 2,863 ballots in Alamo, Danville, Pleasant Hill and Danville, according to Steve Weir, Contra Costa's elections chief.
His office spent Tuesday mailing correct ballots to those households, he said, and expect them to arrive in mailboxes today.
HI: Overseas Troops Can Vote For Free
Troops May Print Ballots Online, Return Without Paying Postage