All this and more in today's voting news below...
CA: Woman says her name was forged on voter cards
A political signature gathering firm that's been accused of wrongdoing in seven states registered dozens of Orange County residents to vote in February under the name of a 69-year-old woman who insists she was in Puerto Rico the entire time.
CO: Election Commission seeking to allow more time for voters
Fellow Election Commissioner Bob Leatherman said all processes need to be formalized in Aspen city elections in light of a large number of extensive complaints the commission is reviewing about the May 2009 election...
DC: 30 HELP/FIELD TECHNICIANS NEEDED FOR ELECTION DAY!(WASHINGTON, DC)
FL: SRQ Elections Chief: Lawsuits part of the job
http://legal-ease.blogs.heraldtribune.com/10512/srq-elections-chief-lawsuits-part-of-the-job/?tc=ar"It's sad that we citizens/ taxpayers don't have a level playing field. We're paying to protect our voting rights and candidate rights via this lawsuit that I initiated. Mrs. Dent will be using our taxpayer dollars to defend her actions. We pay for both sides"
Despite public outreach encouraging voters to stay on one side of the ballot, more than 14% of those voters who came out spoiled their ballot by crossing-over.
HI: New absentee ballots to be sent after misprint(absentee ballots)
The original ballot is missing all of the District 25 Senate candidates.
The 1,600 voters either live in Portlock or the Kokohead side of Lunalilo Home Road.
MD: Fake Democratic Ballots Circulating in Prince George's County Maryland
(Fake sample ballot)
MD: A silly signature rule stymies Montgomery petitioners
For years, this confusing jumble of words was interpreted by the Maryland State Board of Elections loosely but straightforwardly: Print your name and sign...
NJ: Bill: Let military vote via Web(never mind security or secrecy issues)
NM: EDITORIAL: Secret Ballot 'Cure' Worse Than Problem
Herrera wants to add blind eyes to the mix, closing the door to public inspection but opening it to myriad behind-the-scenes post-Election Day shenanigans. A public meeting is scheduled Sept. 15 on her proposed change. New Mexico's voters should make sure she understands more secrecy doesn't ensure election accuracy or accountability, much less protect voters.
Nevada is the 9th state to launch an online voter registration system.
NY: NY Candidate Says New Ballot Type Too Small*
The print on ballots in next week's New York primaries is so small the New York City Board of Elections will have magnifying glasses at polling places.
RI: Volunteer for candidate Grebien charged with tampering with voter registration cards(phone ns & e-mail addresses were redacted)http://www.projo.com/news/content/PAWTUCKET_VOTETAMPER_CHARGE_09-03-10_MFJP2NM_v144.253987a.html Registrar Kenneth R. McGill said that, of the 64 voters whose original forms had redacted information, 32 have returned new cards. If more affected voters want to register, they would need to use provisional ballots at their polling places, he said.