All this and more in today's voting news below...
CA: "SURGE IN EARLY VOTING UPENDS ELECTION PLAYBOOKS"
CA: County's mail ballot will need 61 postage
Sacramento County's registrar of voters is warning that extra postage is required to return vote-by-mail ballots.
CT: Ann Coulter to Face Vote on Voter Fraud Charges in CT by State Elections Enforcement Commission http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8110
"This case is scheduled to appear on the October 14, 2010 public session. We expect the Commission will vote on this matter at that time."
KS: Should the state require you to show ID?
MD: Early votes to be tallied earlier
Early-voting totals must be processed and submitted two hours before polls close on general election night, according to an emergency regulation the state elections board approved last week.
MI: APPEALS COURT TO HEAR BARROW SUIT TO REMOVE BING NOV. 2
Former candidate seeks Bing's immediate removal due to massive irregulaties in vote
http://voiceofdetroit.net/?p=923 "This law suit is not sour grapes or a refusal to accept an election loss, rather it's about 59,135 of 114,718 ballots which the public does not know were un-recountable and irregular...."
ND: Benson County won't have polling site on reservation
MINNEWAUKAN The Spirit Lake Reservation will be the only reservation in North Dakota without an on-reservation polling site this election.
NJ: HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE CAN STILL VOTE
NY: Voter was right to be skeptical
66e3e840177490.txt http://tinyurl.com/2vgnvwa By Virginia Martin, Democratic Commissioner of Elections. I and my counterpart, (Republican) Commissioner Nastke, believe that the only way we can be confident that we'll know how the voters voted -- which we must know before we can certify the results -- is by counting every single vote on every single paper ballot that was scanned. Therefore, while what the scanner might show the voter on its screen might be interesting, no voter should be reassured by what that screen reveals, because it could be wrong.
NY: Libertarian Party, and Anti-Prohibition Party, Sue New York Over Refusal to Print Nominees' Name Twice on Ballot http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/10/06/libertarian-party-and-anti-prohibition-party-sue-new-york-over-refusal-to-print-nominees-name-twice-on-ballot/
NV: RNC mails 200,000 absentee ballot request forms to wrong county, has to do
robocall to inform voters* http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/ralstons-flash/2010/oct/06/rnc-mails-200000-absentee-ballot-request-forms-wro/ The Republican National Committee recently mailed an estimated 200,000 absentee ballot request forms into Clark County but a warning on the form instructs people who have never voted in "Washoe County" that they can only use the mail ballot under strict circumstances. (form and flyer posted)
OH: Morgan County suit seeks money to pay for election
ATHENS, Ohio - The Morgan County Board of Elections, worried that it won't be able to pay for the election Nov. 2, has sued the county commissioners for more money.
OH: Election board in hitch over trailer
Republicans don't want Democrats to park signs near early voting site
SC: Gambling with Democracy
Experts Question Quality of South Carolina Voting Machines
http://www.free-times.com/index.php?cat=1992912064227409&ShowArticle_ID=12240510102824271 After Buell had finished his presentation -- during which he'd called the voting machines "buggy," "unstable," "exploitable" and "not professional quality stuff," among other things -- he told the commission that he'd wondered why the kind of knowledge he'd just dropped on them hadn't ever been presented before.
"This is not conspiracy theory; this is simply looking at this as a computer system and doing an analysis," Buell told the Election Commission Sept. 25. "I think -- and what I tell people and am willing to tell the world -- is we should be voting on a machine that at least passes muster as an undergraduate computer science effort. And it doesn't. If I got something like this from a graduating senior " my inclination would be to grade them an F."