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General News    H3'ed 5/24/09

'Daily Voting News' For May 23-24, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

Texas ratified the 45-year old constitutional amendment to eliminate the poll tax and continues its voter ID debate. The Internet and phone election in Hawaii came to a close on Friday; Warren Stewart of Verified Voting Foundation points out that "Web voting cannot be used in city council or state elections because state law bars voting systems that do not include a vote verification process."...

  • CA: Tran loses Rosemead election by one vote LINK

  • FL: Heated Palm Beach mayoral race still in the court system LINK (margin is currently at one vote, here, too)

  • HI: Honolulu Hosts Nation's First All-Digital Election LINK

  • NY: New York Rolls Out Uncertified Voting Systems for 2009 Elections LINK

  • SC: Voting precincts will split to ease long lines LINK

  • TX: Senate finally votes to ratify amendment banning poll taxes LINK

  • TX: Gov. Rick Perry talks about House tactics, the chance of a special session LINK

  • TX: Standoff on voter ID bill tests House Speaker Joe Straus' leadership LINK

  • TX: Lull before 'Voter ID' storm at Legislature LINK

  • TX: S.B. No. 362- Text of the Voter ID bill under debate LINK (Gives the details of the ID that would be required)

  • Philippines: Alternative TEXT/SMS Voting for 2010 Philippine Elections LINK
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