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AK: Alaska Supreme Court Issues Revised Order, Now Says Regulation Against Showing List of Write-in Candidates to Voters is Unlawful
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/10/30/alaska-supreme-court-issues-revised-opinion-now-says-regulation-against-showing-list-of-write-in-candidates-to-voters-is-unlawful/ On October 29, the Alaska Supreme Court issued a revised order in State of Alaska v Alaska Democratic Party and Alaska Republican Party, S-14054.
AZ: Threat of voter suppression rears ugly head in Arizona
What sets us apart is the fact that they've been instigated by the very man who is charged with maintaining law and order at" you guessed it"the polls. Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently sent out an email entitled "6 Days to STOP Illegals from Stealing the Election!" ..
CA: Absentee ballot misprint discovered*
STOCKTON - A couple living in the Morada area found a misprint in an absentee ballot, a mistake elections officials say is a rare occurrence among the tens of thousands of mail-in ballots sent out in San Joaquin County in the lead-up to Election Day.
CO: Larimer County Clerk works to fix election glitch* (wrong ballot)
the 52 registered voters in the complex at 321 E. Troutman Parkway should be able to vote for the House District 52 race, but got ballots that listed House District 53,
CT: HAVA Scary Halloween: Ten years older and deeper in debt, yet far from credible elections http://www.ctvoterscount.org/hava-scary-halloween-ten-years-older-and-deeper-in-debt-yet-far-from-credible-elections/ Two years ago we posted a Halloween preview: eTRICK or reTREAT? Nightmare of Elections Future. Lets look at where we are this year, and then we will calibrate (not celebrate) how far we have come.
DC: In D.C.'s Web voting test, the hackers were the good guys (xposted in Internet Voting Watch) http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local-opinions/2010/10/in_dcs_web_voting_test_the_hac.html Even companies such as Google, with vast resources and expertise, have been unable to protect themselves from remote penetration attacks from China. There is no reason to believe that states and localities can do better.
IL: COUNTY CLERK: UNDERVOTED BALLOTS WILL KICK OUT*
Bacon County...Sixty seven counties in the state use the Accuvote OS system. Since the state law mandates ballots kick out if a voter does not vote for a Constitutional State officer presents Bean with a bigger problem.
With the Accuvote system with GEMS the ballot will kick back if the voter fails to vote for any issue or candidate field.
During the Absentee and Early voting period in the office a majority of the ballots kicked back.
If they are happy with what they have voted for, all they do is ask the election judge to override the system
MN: Volunteer to Observe Minnesota's Post-Election Audit!
http://ceimn.org/2010-mn-audit In partnership with the League of Women Voters Minnesota we are organizing our third, state-wide non-partisan observation of the post-election audit. The audit is conducted in every county. Most audits last 2 - 5 hours. We will provide training for volunteer observers. The 2010 audit dates are between November 4 - 19.
NC: State GOP to appear in court Saturday over voting machines(court docs & video)
( At bottom of article there are links to fascinating legal documents including complaint, affadavits by a digital forensic examiner licensed by the state in counterintelligence and affadavits of voters, as well as other documnents.)
Take the poll on lower right hand side, "How confident are you in the accuracy of electronic voting machines?"
NC: Accord may be near on voting machines
The state Republican Party and North Carolina elections officials may have worked out an agreement that will provide voters who use touch-screen voting machines with written advice to double-check their votes.
But no one is talking about it until a rare weekend court hearing today before a U.S. District Court judge.