All this and more in today's voting news below....
CO: Aspen's Marks asks judge to reconsider (make ballot images public-case)
...Marks argues that the court has interpreted the constitution's requirement for secrecy in voting inappropriately. The motion contends that the ballot itself is not secret, but rather, it is anonymous.
CO: Dump IRV (about lawsuit against Aspen activist who sought ballot images)
by John Busch, Aspen Daily News Columnist
I have always been a little uncomfortable with the law about frivolous lawsuits. It's coming into play locally as the city of Aspen seeks reimbursement of legal costs resulting from Marilyn Marks suit to force the city to provide her with photocopies of ballots cast in last May's election...
It certainly discourages use of our legal system as remedy to injustice.
CO: Aspen asks judge for $70K in legal fees in Marks suit
Local government claims lawsuit over May election ballot images was "vexatious'
DC: DC to replace electronic voting machines (iVotronics w/paper on reel)
Voters can choose to fill out a paper ballot or vote on the machines.
http://bit.ly/akDQth Failed Davie Town Council candidate Freda Stevens has ...alleging her opponent went to the polls and harassed and intimidated African-American voters.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in Broward Circuit Court, accuses election winner Caryl Casey Hattan, the town, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and the Broward County Canvassing Board of misconduct, fraud and corruption in violation of state law.
HI: State selects Texas firm to supply voting machines
Chief Election Officer Scott Nago says Hart InterCivic of Austin has signed a $389,000 contract to provide about 350,000 ballots and envelopes, as well as electronic voting machines and counters for the all-mail special election.
IL: Champaign County Facility Costs
Looking at the facility costs related to voter registration for election authorities in Oregon and comparing it to Champaign County leaves one wondering.
KY: [UPDATED]: Clay County, KY Election Officials Found Guilty of Election Fraud, Vote Buying Convicted high-ranking officials include a circuit court judge, county clerk and school superintendent. Each face up to 20 years in broad conspiracy that included manipulation of electronic voting machines...
FULL STORY: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7765
KY: Jury convicts all 8 defendants in Clay vote-buying case
Some of the most powerful public officials in Clay County corrupted elections in recent years, buying and stealing votes in pursuit of power and money, a federal jury ruled Thursday.
KY: Memo to Rand Paul: NOW is a Good Time to Fight for Election Integrity in KY's GOP U.S. Senate Primary http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7770
NY: Nassau County Files Suit Against NYS Over ERMA
OH: DIRECTIVE FROM BRUNNER - Crossover voters to be challenged
Ohio voters who want to switch political parties in the May 4 primary must be challenged and must sign a form saying they support the party's principles, according to a new directive from Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.
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