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KY: Bullitt primary election changes after judge throws out votes* (wrong ballots)
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Democrat Tim Boggs, a loser in last week's Hillview City Council primary, became a winner Friday following a ruling by a Bullitt County judge.

Bullitt Circuit Court Judge Rodney Burress threw out 99 votes cast by Brooks residents who shouldn't have voted in the Hillview City Council race.

MO: Voter ID card are in the mail
http://www.examiner.net/news/x514811794/Voter-ID-card-are-in-the-mail
The Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners this week sent voter identification cards to registered voter who had not received one since January. The card is one of many IDs acceptable to use when voting.

MO: Military Voting Bill Signed into Law
http://www.therolladailynews.com/newsnow/x11204318/Military-Voting-Bill-Signed-into-Law
Under the bill, local election officials will be able to send ballots by email at least 45 days before the election. Applications for absentee ballots and other election information also can be sent electronically.

NY: Boyle: Voting Machines Flawed(Op Ed)
Machines a step backward for New York's Democratic Process
http://westislip.patch.com/articles/boyle-voting-machines-flawed

PA: Judge allows ACORN challenge of voter law
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_683716.html
A federal judge has turned down a request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by ACORN that challenged a state law barring the use of quotas in voter registration drives.

SC: Voters can check their voting precincts online
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CONWAY--Voters with last minute questions regarding the physical location of their voting precinct can now go online to the South Carolina Election Commission's website at http://www.scvotes.org/check_your_voter_registration

TN: Regaining voting rights for felons is challenging but worthwhile
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/may/31/regaining-voting-rights-for-02/
In Tennessee, to have voting rights restored, a person convicted of a felony must acquire a certificate of restoration, available online or at the county election commission.

TX: WHAT THEY AREN'T TELLING YOU ABOUT THE ESLATE(ELECTRONIC VOTING)
http://janiecoakley.enumid.com/2010/05/28/what-they-arent-telling-you-about-the-eslate-electronic-voting/

TX: So much for Abbott's big "voter fraud" case
http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=28468 One thing that's been true in all of the cases Abbott has pushed is that they involved mail in ballots, which as I've observed would be unaffected by any legislation that required photo ID to vote in person.


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Open Source Development Philosophy is Spreading
http://www.trustthevote.org/open-source-development-philosophy-is-spreading

International

Georgia: Georgians Vote in First Election Since War
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Georgians-Vote-in-First-Election-Since-War-95223064.html
For the first time since Georgia fought a war with Russia nearly two years ago, the country is holding municipal elections. About 3.5 million Georgians are registered to vote.

Iceland: Iceland Party Founded by Comedian Wins Largest Share of Seats on Reykjavik City Councilhttp://www.ballot-access.org/2010/05/30/iceland-party-founded-by-comedian-wins-largest-share-of-seats-on-reykjavik-city-council/

India: Tech trip takes toll on poll
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100531/jsp/calcutta/story_12504365.jsp
Electronic voting machines (EVMs) proved a hindrance to the smooth conduct of the civic polls across the city.

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