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Voting News: Voters Sue Garland, Arkansas Election Officials. Validity of Election Challenged

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CA: I Was Unable to Cast a Vote on L.A. County's ES&S E-Voting System(Again)
Today *http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7884 I spent more than two and a half hours not casting a vote on the system before eventually I, the poll workers, and, apparently, the folks at the L.A. County Registrar's central help desk call center, simply gave up. A complete and total failure of the e-voting system for disabled voters in the nation's largest voting jurisdiction.

CA: Nevada County voters face computer glitches*
http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=83176&catid=29
Assistant Clerk Recorder Gail Smith said the scanners that read ballots at all the county's polling stations were not set up properly, so voters' ballots could not be countedthere electronically.

CA: Dude, Where's My Ballot?
http://www.trustthevote.org/dude-wheres-my-ballot
I just finished voting in CA's primary -- whew! 47 contests, 76 candidates total, and for
on-paper voters, 4 sheets! But today, instead of hand-marking a ballot (my preferenceexplained in an earlier posting), I used a DRE.

CA: Fresno City Council Race, District 3 Controversy(allegations)
http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp?S=12618823
The Fresno County Clerk has confirmed there is an investigation into possible voter fraud

against the campaign of Fresno City Council District 3 candidate Mike Briggs.

Investigators with the Fresno County Sheriff's Department are responding to allegations

regarding paid voters by the Briggs Campaign.

IA: Printer didn't work, Smithland's data card just arrived
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/article_70383d44-7377-11df-9051-001cc4c002e0.html

SIOUX CITY Woodbury County

IN: Rokita: Online Voter Registration Comes In July
http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1239251

LA: Kenner woman sues Jefferson County to get better access for disabled voters
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/06/kenner_woman_sues_jefferson_pa.html

MI: Who made mistake that spoiled Saugatuck Township recount?Clerk and election officials disagree http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/06/who_made_mistake_that_spoiled.html

MI: Saugatuck Township clerk denies lawsuit's allegation of misconduct in recount controversyhttp://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/06/saugatuck_township_clerk_denie.html


ND: Technology Helps Voters With Special Needs(ballot marking devices)
http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=40657

NJ: State probe of recount sought
http://www.northjersey.com/news/95932164_State_probe_of_recount_sought.html
PATERSON -- City Council candidate Kenneth McDaniel is asking the state to investigate what he alleges are election irregularities and possible voter fraud surrounding 49 mail-in ballots that appeared last week before a recount of the May 11 municipal elections.

OH: Printing mistake is costly to board* (ballot on demand printed ballots)
Summit elections panel pays $17,000 in overtime to hand-count ballots
http://www.ohio.com/news/95933244.html
The Summit County elections board still doesn't know what caused a printing error that required employees to hand-count 9,000 absentee ballots from the May 4 primary.

OH: Mahoning elections board to cut 37 precincts
http://www.vindy.com/news/2010/jun/09/mahoning-elections-board-to-cut-37-preci/?newswatch

Mahoning County Board of Elections officials say they'll eliminate at least 37 precincts by the November election and make other cuts in an effort to reduce operating expenses.

OR: Parties object to being abbreviated on Oregon ballot
http://blog.oregonlive.com/mapesonpolitics/2010/06/parties_object_to_being_abbrev.html

The Oregon secretary of state's office, saying that a new fusion-voting law is putting a squeeze in space on the ballot, plans to have each party listed next to a candidate's name by a three-letter abbreviation.

SC: Balky machine frustrates voter*
http://www.thestate.com/2010/06/08/1322331/8-am-update-nice-weather-short.html
Northeast resident Jim Lawrence reported problems with a voting machine in the North Springs precinct this morning.
A poll worker eventually had to close out his ballot and move him to another machine, Lawrence said, because his original machine wouldn't record his choices.
..
One voter called the Richland County elections office to complain that the callers' ballot had the wrong Congressional race. Cinnamon said that could have been a result of human error -- a poll worker reading the wrong line on the registration list

International

Dutch voters set to give right victory in national vote dominated by economy, immigration(ballots counted by hand)
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/06/09/dutch-voters-set-right-victory-national-vote-dominated-economy-immigration/ Polls close at 9 p.m., and the state-funded NOS broadcaster will publish exit polls that in the past have proven to be within a few seats of the final result. The vote count will take several hours, as voters returned to paper-and-pencil balloting over worries about the reliability of electronic voting machines.


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