All this and much more in today's voting news below...
Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend John?...
Tributes to John Gideon, RIP National Election Integrity Hero
AL: Alabama county to sue DOJ over Section 5 constitutionality
...(Shelby) County attorney Butch Ellis said Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act forbids cities and towns in nine states, including Alabama, from making changes in voting practices or procedures without approval from the federal government.
CA: Merced County seeks removal from Federal Voting Rights Act's restrictions
Merced is one of only four counties in state subject to rules of section of voting law
...an ineligible candidate, Victoria Zavala, was not properly vetted (she lived in Quartz Hill, not Lancaster) and appeared on the ballot. She received more than 2,000 votes.
CO: Colorado Town Debates Mandatory Voting Law
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/colorado-pub-owner-proposes-mandatory-voting/story?id=10481451 Citing Poor Turnout, Brewer and Pub Owner Pushes for Mandatory Voting in His Small Town
CO: Bill letting parolees vote moves
CT: Updated: Candidate Withdraws Bounty On Republican Registrations
CT: Nov 09 Election Audit Reports Part 2 Inadequate Counting, Reporting, and Transparency Continuehttp://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=3101
...closed counting of ballots leaves an opening for fraud and error to go undetected and defeats the purpose and integrity of the audit...
CT: Nov 09 Election Audit Reports Part 1 Problems Continue and Some Good News
NY: County Sues to Retain Lever Voting Machines
Nassau County has filed a lawsuit against the New York State Board of Elections in an attempt to block the use of optical scan voting machines.
SIDNEY, Ohio -- A Sidney man, who recanted his claim that he was paid $2,500 to vote for the Sidney School Levy last November, was sentenced Tuesday morning.
OR: Online Registration
http://kohd.com/news/local/171497 New voters can register at www.oregonvotes.org and those already registered can update information.
PA: Pennsylvania Military and Overseas Voters, Request your Ballot for the May 18, 2010 State Primary Now!http://www.fvap.gov/global/news/nr9-2010.html