...All this and more in today's voting news below.
AK: State Affairs - Division of Elections Overview
AL: Baldwin County election officials report few problems*
"but we also had to deal with an error by the state registrar that put a large number of people across the state on the inactive voter list, including many in Baldwin County."
County officials said several people in the Fish River area mistakenly went to the Marlow Volunteer Fire Department to vote after a county notice...
Is The Aspen Times in violation of the court's order that ballot images be locked away as city "secrets?" I found this ballot image from the May election in your online version --
CO: Commissioners: August primaries will be mail-ballot only
..."Anyone who wants to vote by mail can; they have that choice," said Yvonne Iden, of Longmont. "I don't want to be forced to vote by mail."
IA: Auditors eye precinct alternative
Voting centers are allowed under state law, but only in city and school elections. Fitzgerald and other county auditors want to lobby state lawmakers to make the voting center system available for primary and general elections, as well.
No. 49A02-0910-CV-975. Court of Appeals of Indiana. March 29, 2010.
LA: Voting machine inspection confirms Donald Villere's four-vote win in Mandeville mayor's race
http://bit.ly/cbZvRT (the machines are direct record machines)
ME: Clerk Accused Of Violating Secret Ballot (absentee ballot)
Bowdoinham Town Clerk Pamela Ross is accused of unfolding the ballots when she removed them from envelopes, allowing her to see how individual voted.
MI: New Albany man faces perjury charges
http://bit.ly/9AszcB A Benton County grand jury has indicted a 45-year-old New Albany man on perjury charges involving a voter fraud case, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today
MN: Give legislators credit for increasing election integrity
http://bit.ly/bGEymR ...Moreover, after the experience in the Senate recount, stakeholders from across the political spectrum agreed that recounts should include only ballots counted on Election Day. The 2008 Senate recount was flawed because...
OH: ACORN Is Gone, but the Struggle Remains
PA: Pa. judge charged with forging petition signatures
MEDIA, Pa.--A suburban Philadelphia district justice is facing charges for allegedly forging 64 signatures on nominating petitions filed for last year's election
SC: Clemson professor's voting system to be used in engineer society's election
The machine allows people to vote by touch or voice. The team conducted studies with blind and deaf people as well as senior citizens and concluded Prime III is the world's most-accessible voting technology.
The society will use Prime III for its national elections this week in Toronto, Canada.