All this and more in today's voting news below...
CA: S.F. instant-runoff voting upheld
Seeborg agreed that the system gives less weight to some votes than others in selecting a winner but said it doesn't violate voters' rights.
CO: Man gets 12 mail-in ballots from Arapahoe County
...9NEWS took the question to the Arapahoe and Douglas County May Election Official Duane Tinsley. He says what you receive in the mail is determined by where you live.
Tinsley says there is an area that overlaps in jurisdiction and receives both water and sewer ballots. Ellis lives in one of those areas
CO: Vail Daily LTE: Registration deadline Teak Simonton,Eagle Co. Clerk & Recorder
http://tiny.cc/zlvq9 The point is that these two issues -- fraud and registration deadlines -- are separate, and one does not influence the other...
DC: House Dumps Bill Giving D.C. Vote in Congress
Voting Rights Bill's Linkage to Gun Control Provision Apparently Derails Plans to Take Up Legislation
GA: Secretary of State Kemp Hails Latest Court Order Upholding Georgia's Photo ID Law http://www.theweekly.com/news/2010/April/20/Photo_ID.html
KY: 3 get light sentences in Clay case, but judge says others won't
Judge says 3 deserve break others won't get
LONDON -- A judge gave sentencing breaks Monday to three men who helped in an investigation of vote-buying in Clay County but made clear that some prominent people convicted in the case can't expect the same.
MS: New Albany man gets 5 years for conspiracy to commit voter fraud *
He had pleaded guilty in 2008 to his role in an alleged vote-buying scheme. He was among 16 people arrested in the case involving 2007 elections.
So far, two defendants have been convicted by a jury and sentenced. Seven others have pleaded guilty, but are awaiting sentencing. The remaining seven are awaiting trial.
NC: Davidson County Board Of Election To Reconsider Protestors' Affidavits
The group is trying to keep Hege from running for Sheriff. Hege, a former Davidson County Sheriff, gave up his post when he pleaded guilty to Felony Obstruction of Justice six years ago. Under North Carolina law, a convicted felon can be elected as Sheriff without the ability to carry a firearm.
Press Releases-New policies could disenfranchise 40,000 to 50,000 New Yorkers
Under the new procedure, when a voter overvotes, New York's voting machines will retain the ballot, rather than immediately reject it; will not notify voters of the consequences of casting an overvoted ballot; and will display a confusing message.
TN: Legislators Spar Over Benton County Voter Registry
http://wpln.org/?p=16741 Democrats and Republicans squared off on Tennessee's Capitol Hill today over the action of a Benton County election administrator who challenged more than two-thousand voter registration forms.
Civil Rights Legend Dr. Dorothy I. Height Dies at 98
Dr. Dorothy I. Height, a civil rights legend whose pioneering fight for civil and human rights spanned more than seven decades, passed away this morning from natural causes. She had recently turned 98 on March 24.