All this and more in today's voting news below...
AL: Some troops may not get ballots in time
AZ: ACLU faults county for invalidating '08 ballots
Pima County was the worst offender in disenfranchising voters in 2008, according to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union, which determined the county invalidated 18 percent of provisional ballots because voters went to the wrong polling place.
The organization's study, which covered Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai and Coconino counties in the 2008 election, found that of about 131,500 provisional ballots, almost 40,000 ended up invalidated, for reasons as varied as the person didn't have the right identification or was ineligible to vote.
Damon Dunn wants to lead the office that oversees elections and voting systems in the nation's most populous state -- a rather large leap for someone who never voted until last year's statewide special election.
CO: Campaign finance complaint filed against Colo. Secretary of State
A Denver attorney has filed a complaint against Secretary of State Bernie Buescher claiming Buescher violated state law by using state workers to coordinate his campaign for re-election
CT: Lose home but not right to vote
click here 34f2aeab84763696821.txt http://tinyurl.com/27qxx4q HARTFORD - Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz sought today to reassure Connecticut foreclosure victims that they will not be denied the right to vote.
FL: Court halts penalties for Fla. election violations
Florida election law violators can avoid civil penalties by simply opting for a hearing before an administrative law judge owing to a glitch in legislation passed three years ago, an appeal court ruled Thursday.
FL: Election talk on fantasy Lane (comedy video about Sarasota FL saga)
IA: Churches to host early voting during Sunday worship
IL: County election board hears case*
Candidate's husband says his wife's name off ballot; lack of training cited
County Elections Board Attorney Jim Wieser explained that there were four machines sent to the Boys & Girls Club, two for each precinct. However, the two reportedly programmed for EC-31 weren't out when the day's first voters arrived, but within a short time, a mechanic found the machines and set them up.
IN: Election board meets about clerical mistake; clerk doing mailing to possible affected absentee voters*http://gcdailyworld.com/story/1668630.html Nearly 200 Greene County registered voters may have received duplicate absentee ballot cards in the mail during the past two weeks
A long-running voter fraud case has come to an end in Benton County.
Kenny Ray Bowen and Billy Street were the last among 16 defendants in the case.
NC: Hand count may be needed for some N.C. ballots
http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/story/8373469/ The State Board of Elections finalized details Wednesday on the method used to identify the Court of Appeals race winner being decided through instant runoff voting.
The board decided workers in 24 counties with electronic machines will have to read the register tape generated by each electronic vote should second and third choices be counted.