All this and much more in today's voting news below...
Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend John?...
Tributes to John Gideon, RIP National Election Integrity Hero
AL: Alabama county to sue DOJ over Section 5 constitutionality
...(Shelby) County attorney Butch Ellis said Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act forbids cities and towns in nine states, including Alabama, from making changes in voting practices or procedures without approval from the federal government.
CA: Merced County seeks removal from Federal Voting Rights Act's restrictions
Merced is one of only four counties in state subject to rules of section of voting law
CA: Rally Tuesday: Voters Say Lancaster Election Should Be Dumped*
...an ineligible candidate, Victoria Zavala, was not properly vetted (she lived in Quartz Hill, not Lancaster) and appeared on the ballot. She received more than 2,000 votes.
CO: Colorado Town Debates Mandatory Voting Law
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/colorado-pub-owner-proposes-mandatory-voting/story?id=10481451 Citing Poor Turnout, Brewer and Pub Owner Pushes for Mandatory Voting in His Small Town
CO: Bill letting parolees vote moves
CT: Updated: Candidate Withdraws Bounty On Republican Registrations
CT: Nov 09 Election Audit Reports Part 2 Inadequate Counting, Reporting, and Transparency Continuehttp://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=3101
...closed counting of ballots leaves an opening for fraud and error to go undetected and defeats the purpose and integrity of the audit...
CT: Nov 09 Election Audit Reports Part 1 Problems Continue and Some Good News
NY: County Sues to Retain Lever Voting Machines
Nassau County has filed a lawsuit against the New York State Board of Elections in an attempt to block the use of optical scan voting machines.
OH: Man Sentenced For Lying About Levy Vote*
SIDNEY, Ohio -- A Sidney man, who recanted his claim that he was paid $2,500 to vote for the Sidney School Levy last November, was sentenced Tuesday morning.
OR: Online Registration
http://kohd.com/news/local/171497 New voters can register at www.oregonvotes.org and those already registered can update information.
PA: Pennsylvania Military and Overseas Voters, Request your Ballot for the May 18, 2010 State Primary Now!http://www.fvap.gov/global/news/nr9-2010.html