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'Daily Voting News' For May 25-26, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

A bill introduced into the Oregon House of Representatives in February provided for submission of completed ballots over the Internet for the military and Americans living abroad. Last week amendments made in the House changed the bill, removing the authorization for Internet voting and providing instead for faxed ballots if the voter waives the right to a secret ballot. The bill, as amended, passed the House and is headed for the Senate....

  • NAtional: A golden opportunity to revamp the Voting Rights Act LINK

  • CA: Court Remands $875000 Fee Award in Voting Machine Case LINK

  • GA: Civil Rights Act may still be needed as preventative measure LINK (This is about the Voting Rights Act)

  • MN: Eyes on the Vote Count: Non-partisan observer reports of Minnesota's 2008 audit and recount LINK LINK (6.2 MB. It loads slowly). Press release: LINK

  • MS: Voter Identification Petition Drive LINK (SoS is attempting to put the Voter ID question before the voters.)

  • NY: Voters to use new voting machines in November LINK

  • OR: HB 2511 status page LINK (providing for long term absentees to fax completed ballots)

  • TX: On Voter ID and Public Opinion LINK (Opines why the Voter ID question should not be put before the voters.)

  • TX: House Republicans: Dems supported voter ID in the past LINK

  • TX: Democrats' tactics take down voter ID bill in Texas House LINK

  • TX: Voter ID requires compromise, House Democrats say LINK

  • Europe: We Do Not Trust Machines LINK

  • Philippines: Smartmatic's tainted past, low bid raise questions

  • Bolivia: us all Bolivians: Two companies with ties Venezuelans are on the Register LINK (Biometric voter registration project)

  • Singapore: Electoral system is of high integrity LINK

  • UK: Hi-tech voting farce LINK
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