All this and more in today's voting news below....
MA: State urged to pick up election tab
Massachusetts communities spent $7.8 million to hold the special election in January that elected Scott Brown as a US senator.
MI: DOJ objects to law requiring runoffs in some school board elections
NH: Voting machines cannot be trusted (presentation April 7)
NY: Fate of old voting machines being mulled
MASSENA -- Now that St. Lawrence County's 115 lever-style voting machines can no longer be used, the Board of Elections is trying to decide what to do with them.
OH: Ohio Supreme Court Puts Constitution Party Candidate on Primary Ballot, Sets Valuable Precedent
Bill Seeks To Increase Fines For Violators
The measure also adds fraudulent use of an absentee and making a false application to an absentee ballot a felony.
PA: Redistricting and Judicial Elections in Pennsylvania
SC: ACLU Urges Department Of Justice To Object To Changes In County Board Elections In South Carolina http://tinyurl.com/ygkw7qy
TX: Suit filed to ban electronic voting machines in run-offs
Balli recently represented Louis Bruni, who was also successful in making sure electronic voting machines were not used in the democratic primaries
Taking Back American Idol
A couple of years ago, I noted in my blog a vulnerability in the American Idol voting system. There is a memory leak in the server that they use to tally votes, and the phone system they have implemented is vulnerable to dialer spoofing and scripted dialing
Happy Census Day! Here's what's at stake.
New law allows military spouses to keep residency for voting purposes
ElectionlineWeekly -- April 1, 2010 (pdf newsletter)
Voting News by Joyce McCloy.
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