All this and more in today's voting news below...
AZ: Arizona judge tosses secret ballot measure
http://www.azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/article_57f64a1f-665c-5743-8846-45cea015b223.html The referendum would have asked voters whether to require secret ballots for public elections and for workers voting whether to organize as part of a labor union.
The judge ruled that the two provisions are not "sufficiently or logically related to one another."
AZ: Voter Registration in Arizona Explodes
PHOENIX - Voter registration in Arizona has grown by 27,000 in less than six weeks, according to the Secretary of State's Office -- and every political party has gained ground
CA: 37th District primary candidate Lee Davis sues, alleging election fraud
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_15403935 In the lawsuit, Davis says that Democratic voters in 300 precincts were given ballots that omitted her name and that of another perennial candidate, Peter Mathews. In one other precinct, candidate Terrance Ponchak's name also wasn't included on the ballot, Davis alleges.
The lawsuit alleges other incidents of fraud as well, particularly against senior and disabled voters.
CO: Electoral privacy and petition-signers' ID
Should we take the next logical step and abolish the secret ballot, as all of these reporting requirements have made it an obsolete and misleading charade?
DC: Washington, DC Awards Hart InterCivic Electronic Poll Book Contract
IN: Indiana justices uphold voter ID law
MN: Watchdog Groups Says Convicted Felons Are Voting Illegally
NC: North Carolina Paper Dropped Research 2000 After 2006 Dispute
http://mediamatters.org/strupp/201006300046 Research 2000, the polling outfit that has come under scrutiny this week after Daily Kos accused it of fraud, had a previous dispute in 2006 with North Carolina's largest newspaper.
NY: More controversy regarding NY's voting machines(podcast)
http://is.gd/daAU5 NEW YORK CITY, NY (WAMC) - The controversy continues over New York's attempts to meet mandates set under the Help America Vote Act. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Greg Fry has more on the latest lawsuit filed against the New York State Board of Elections...
NY: NAACP Says NY's Computerized Voting Will Disenfranchise Black and Latinos
Even the election officials who approved the programming have acknowledged that the new machines' overvote messages are baffling
But the state has refused to use "built-in protections against overvotes that are made available by the machines' manufacturers and used by many jurisdictions outside of New York," the plaintiffs say.
NY: Concerns raised in North Salem over ballot in school bond vote
http://northernwestchester.lohudblogs.com/2010/06/29/concerns-raised-in-north-salem-over-ballot-in-school-bond-vote/...it was hard to find on the ballot and the voting machine didn't match the sample ballot has vowed to continue pressing his point.
NY: Syracuse Post-Standard calls for end to prison-based gerrymandering
OH: Voter Registration at Ohio Public Assistance Agencies Skyrocket
http://www.projectvote.org/blog/?p=673 Overall, more than 84,000 Ohio residents have applied to become registered voters at public assistance agencies so far this year, with more than 20,000 applying in March alone.
SC: The Enigmatic Democratic nominee for US Senate set up campaign
website June 20 2010
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