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Voting News: GA AG wont sue over citizen checks. Lucas OH poll workers intimidated. I-Vote comments due

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Georgia AG refuses to file suit over voter citizenship checks...Provision to kill Home Rule from Florida law was defeated in legislature. This protects hard fought, highly touted Sarasota County chartered election audits...About 450 Republicans in Clermont County will have to re-vote...Lucas Co. Ohio BOE investigating poll worker intimidation...The DISCLOSE Act-the legislative response to Citizens United and what's next...New deadline for comments on UOCAVA Pilot Program Testing Requirements is April 30, 2010...

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

CA: San Diego County Registrar and Republicans accused of legal violations at taxpayer expense
http://sdgln.com/news/2010/04/21/san-diego-county-registrar-and-republicans-accused-legal-violations-taxpayer-s-expen The SDCDP alleges that the County Registrar of Voters, at taxpayer expense, will insert partisan campaign literature into the official sample ballots mailed to Republican voters next month.

CA: PRIMARY PROCESS REFORM IN CALIFORNIA
http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/?p=3172(Michael Alvarez)
Recently California Forward released a report that Tony Quinn and I wrote,

CO: City View of Aspen Election Commission Role and Responsibilities Finally Disclosed(confidential memo becomes public)
http://aspenelectionreview.blogspot.com/2010/04/city-view-of-aspen-election-commission.html...this memo was written as a confidential document for City Council at the time that the former Election Commission was under fire by Jack Johnson and some Council members on trumped up charges, after the EC began to explore their duties and discuss the outstanding election irregularities.

CT: West Haven Registrar's Actions Under Scrutiny
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=3075

CT: Paying for voters: McMahon campaign plan draws questions
http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Paying-for-voters-McMahon-campaign-plan-draws-460248.php A plan formulated by the U.S. Senate campaign of Linda McMahon to pay students an extra $5 for each Republican registered during a voter registration drive at the University of Connecticut next week has drawn questions from election officials, lawmakers and at least one Republican vying for the nomination.

DE: Independent Party of Delaware proposes solution to Ballot Access Problem
http://www.wgmd.com/?p=3062&cpage=1

FL: PRE-EMPTION IS WITHDRAWN! Amendment 619077 withdrawn
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/electionreform/message/13382
(Sarasota Audit Charter saved)

FL: Volusia, Hispanic group reach deal on ballots
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/west-volusia/2010/04/23/volusia-hispanic-group-reach-deal-on-ballots.html
Volusia County and a Hispanic group have settled a lawsuit over bilingual ballots but not necessarily who's to blame for the costly legal fight

GA: Georgia AG won't sue feds over citizenship checks
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-
elections/baker-wont-sue-feds-484523.html http://bit.ly/aqcksO
Attorney General Thurbert Baker on Thursday said he will not file a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department over the state's attempt to verify the citizenship of voters. Aaron Gould Sheinin, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

HI: Ninth Circuit Sets Hearing Date for Hawaii Ballot Access Case
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/04/22/ninth-circuit-sets-hearing-date-for-hawaii-ballot-access-case/ The 9th circuit will hear Nader v Cronin on June 17, in Honolulu. This is the case that challenges the number of signatures needed for an independent presidential candidate in Hawaii

IL: Student voting bill divides Ill. legislature
http://www.dailyillini.com/news/illinois/2010/
04/22/student-voting-bill-divides-ill-legislature http://bit.ly/d7FWOt
With the 2010 general elections less than seven months away, some state legislators are supporting a bill that aims to get more college students to vote this November, while some election authorities argue such a measure would be costly and discriminatory.

MI: Election law changes make waves
http://www.argus-press.com/news_local/article_2fee2f98-fb7a-5e46-a5c4-05e161effcab.html"The county clerk decided that because the village is having their elections on the same day the schools get to ride along for free," she said.

MI: Voting changes unwarranted(Opinion)
http://www.freep.com/article/20100423/
OPINION01/4230318/Voting-changes-unwarranted
http://bit.ly/ahdPDm

MI: Michigan To Email Absentee Ballots To Overseas Residents
http://thegovmonitor.com/world_news/united_states/michigan-to-email-absentee-ballots-to-overseas-residents-28696.html
New laws make it easier for armed forces, citizens out of the country to vote.

MT: Missoula County 1st in state to allow voters to track mail ballots online
http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_415b8d16-4e86-11df-aa15-001cc4c03286.html

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