All this and more in today's voting news below...
AL: A Voting-Rights Case to Watch[Hans A. von Spakovsky]
Both the Kinston case and the Shelby County case stand a good chance of ending up before the Supreme Court. Given the evidence, it will be very difficult for the Court to uphold the constitutionality of this law.
AZ: Crunch time for the Arizona birther bill
...bill requiring more proof of citizenship from presidential candidates
CO: Tipton wants change in law
The Hatch Act prohibits partisan political activity by government employees who oversee the spending of federal dollars. The law has caused havoc ...
CT: Bysiewicz: "Optical scanners were remarkably accurate"
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=3135 Remarkable? We do NOT agree that phoning election officials and getting them to agree that they counted inaccurately provides much confidence in the audit, least of all proof that the machines counted accurately. Nor does disregarding incomplete reports create credibility.
A misprint on the Democratic primary ballot for DeKalb County won't affect the absentee voting process, according to DeKalb County Probate Judge Ronnie Osborn.
HI: Lawsuit challenges English-only congressional ballot
http://bit.ly/cKWgSU The state is required by federal law to provide bilingual ballots in Honolulu County in the Chinese, Japanese and Ilocano languages and in Ilocano in Maui county, the suit alleged.
HI: Legislature approves moving Hawaii election date up in 2012
The measure would move the primary to the second Saturday of August starting in 2012
HI: Lawmakers allocate $390000 for 2010 Hawaii elections
HI: Hawaii Legislature Votes to Ignore Birther Requests
KY: Authorities to be on the lookout for voter fraud
Investigators will be monitoring polling places on Election Day across Kentucky, a state that has seen its share of voting irregularities in recent years
Investigators routinely hear accusations of elections being tainted by people trading cash or even whiskey for votes.
http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/apr/27/poll-workers-told-take-more-care-identifying-voter/ Poll workers are being told to be more careful in identifying voters who need help voting, after elections officials received complaints about candidates or their supporters helping people cast ballots.
NM: Court challenge means ballots not yet printed
Absentee balloting begins May 4, but McKinley County election officials still have not given a complete list of the candidates to the printers..
NY: Term Limits, Party Politics On Bloomberg Charter Panel's Menu
http://www.citylimits.org/news/articles/3963/term-limits-party-politics-on-bloomberg-charter-panel After the first round of hearings on how to revise the city's charter, a list has emerged of what New Yorkers want to change about their government.