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Voting News: Detroit ballot boxing. Few use WV overseas internet voting. Sack the UK Election Chief?

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"Sack the Chairwoman of the Electoral Commission."Iain Dale writing about UK's election fiasco...Online bank thefts more than doubled in 2009 but no one would try to steal an internet election right?...Ballot boxing-When it comes to the mayoral election dustup, Tom Barrow has a point..."Hispanic' TX District Won by an African-American...Damaged memory cards delayed tally in over 76,000 precincts in the Philippines...Few WV service members use online voting...Internet voting is "exposed to human vulnerabilities like voting pressure from political parties,"~Estonian diplomat Miko Haljas...

All this and more in today's voting news below...

AR: How to vote for a write-in candidate in the Arkansas primaries
A write-in candidate must have registered. You can't just vote for anyone.

AZ: Local voters get duplicate early ballots *
...about 100 duplicate ballots were sent out in Yuma County.

The problem: the printer stopped and restarted, creating a small, duplicate batch, she said.
there are safeguards in place to make sure they only count one ballot from each voter.

CA: Election Poll Workers Needed in Santa Cruz

KY: New voting machines offer backup Western Kentuckians on Tuesday will use new voting machines that mix old-fashion paper ballots and modern technology.
Election officials hope the new process is easier for voters, reduces the chance of missing races and cuts the potential for mistakes.

MI: Ballot boxing
When it comes to the mayoral election dustup, Tom Barrow has a point
...If nothing else, what he's done so far is expose the grossly incompetent manner in which ballots cast in the last election were handled
Were this an isolated case, maybe things would be different. But there were similar problems -- and questions being raised -- back in 2004.

MO: Voter ID/early voting bill apparently dead in Mo. Senate


NC: Instant Runoff Voting (LTE)

NV: Nevada task force to watch again for voter fraud Favreau says investigators are watching for everything from vote-buying and bribery to interference or intimidation at polling places, ballot box stuffing, and complex campaign finance irregularities.

PA: Electronic poll book plan on hold (Schuylkill County)
Last fall,two county precincts served as trial run sites for the ExpressPoll-5000..

TX: "Hispanic' District Won by an African-American
Last Saturday, the City of Irving, Texas held its first city council elections using a new form of governance that was mandated by a federal court in 2009. The outcome of that election is dripping with irony. Here's why.
The newly created "Hispanic" district was won by an African American (who defeated a Hispanic), while the one at-large contest was won by " yep, a Hispanic (who defeated a white candidate).

WA: State won't take over Clackamas County elections

WI: Green Bay City Council committee calls for photo identification at ballot box

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