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Voting News: 1 in 10 Cuyahoga voting machines fail. GA troops i-voting guinea pigs. Violence fears for Sudan elections

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Georgia passed bill to use overseas military as guinea pigs in an internet voting experiment...MO. House approves voter ID's, early voting...10 percent of Cuyahoga County Ohio's ES&S DS200 voting machines fail pre-election tests...200+ letters already sent to ex-felons in Virginia telling them to write a "personal letter to the Governor" to get their voting rights restored. Gov spokesperson says letters were sent in error...Lawyers' Committee Objects to Felon Restoration Rules in Virginia: Says Section 5 Preclearance is Necessary...Violence & fraud expected in Sudan and Philippines elections...

All this and more in today's voting news below...

CO: Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald, April 11, on maintaining easier voting participation while preventing voter fraud:
http://www.reporterherald.com/Opinion-story.asp?ID27668
The challenge is to strike a balance between practices that make it easier to vote with those practices that ensure an accurate vote.

CO: Second Meeting of Aspen 2010 Election Commission- comments
http://aspenelectionreview.blogspot.com/2010/04/second-meeting-of-aspen-2010-election.html

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GA: Voting measure awaits governor's signature (internet voting experiment)
http://www.forsythnews.com/news/article/4898/
If Gov. Sonny Perdue signs House Bill 665, overseas voters will participate in a pilot program that allows them to vote electronically, instead of mailing paper ballots.

GA: Kemp: No politics in pre-clearance moves
http://onlineathens.com/stories/041410/let_606811761.shtml

MD: "Maryland enacts law to count incarcerated people at their home addresses; First-in-nation law will improve fairness and accuracy of the Census data used for redistricting"
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/015693.html

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MO: Mo. House approves voter ID's, early voting (goes to senate next)
http://www.koamtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12312375

N.M. county clerks receive old voter registration cards
http://www.koat.com/news/23142862/detail.html
County clerks around the state are in limbo Tuesday night wondering what they're supposed to do with completed voter registration cards that dated to the 2008 election.

NY: What Do You Do With Old Voting Machines?
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20100401/DCO01/304019907
MASSENA - Now that St. Lawrence County's 115 lever-style voting machines can no longer be used for official elections, the Board of Elections is trying to decide what to do with them.

OH: 10 percent of Cuyahoga County's voting machines fail pre-election tests*
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/04/some_cuyahoga_countys_voting_m.html
With just weeks until the May 4 primary election, the system's manufacturer, Election Systems & Software Inc., has been unable to find what is causing the machines to arbitrarily power down and lock up during a test.
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But it is hard to tell how pervasive the problem is. Board members were told at their meeting Tuesday that some machines that first passed the test, later failed when the procedure was repeated.

Employees stopped the test after 19 of the 279 machines had problems. Those 19 were put aside, and the staff started the tests on the others all over again. By the time they had retested 200 machines, nine of those that initially passed had failed the second time around.

TX: Commissioner candidate alleges voter fraud
http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=443784
The Precinct 2 Commissioner candidate alleged that mail-in ballot numbers were "blatantly discrepant" with regular in-person voting.

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TX: Runoff Voting Underway; Voters Mistakenly Turned Away
http://www.kbtx.com/local/headlines/90748844.html
There was an issue at Aldersgate Methodist Church in College Station Tuesday morning, which acts as Precinct 40. According to county officials, six voters were mistakenly turned away by election workers because they had not voted in the primary.

TX: Voters: Polling stations hard to find in runoff race
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Voters-complain-polling-stations-hard-to-find-in-runoff-race-90783174.html DALLAS -- About one percent of Dallas County voters turned out for Tuesday's runoff elections.

While turnout was low, there was still confusion over where to vote, and some residents were turned away from their polling places.

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