All this and more in today's voting news below...
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20100629/NEWS0301/100629026/Bill-would-allow-outstanding-election-ballots-to-be-counted- Bill would allow outstanding election ballots to be counted
CA: Hearings for important election bills are scheduled as follows:
California - Convenience Voting bill, S 970; Voter Registration Drive bill, A 2101 & Election Day Registration bill, A 1531
CA: Report: Replace polling places with mail-in ballots
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100629/A_NEWS/100629833/-1/NEWSMAP STOCKTON -- Ditching polling places in favor of mail-in ballots would save San Joaquin County $500,000 a year, according to a grand jury report released Monday.
CT: Merrill, Garcia discuss contributions, increasing participation,and DeRosa's exclusion from debate http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=3319
ME: Portland Charter Commission to take up two key issues Thursday
Commissioners could propose ranked-choice voting and veto power for the city's mayor.
NC: Bladen commissioner cleared of voter fraud allegations
Blanks acknowledged that she asked poll workers at the second site if she could vote, but she told investigators she was trying to test the computer system's ability to prevent such fraud.
NJ: Passaic County Elections Chief Battles Union Over Firing of Four Workers
Freytes has appealed arbitrator Robert T. Simmelkjaer's May 14 finding that her decision to fire the four voting machine technicians was "motivated by anti-union animus," and not simply a cost-cutting move as she maintains.
NY: New York's New Voting System Procedure Could Cost Tens of Thousands of Lost Votes And Disproportionately Impact Communities of Color
Brennan Center, Hazel Dukes, and Others Call for Simple Fix this Monday at City Hall
NY: Ballot Squabble Becomes A Federal Case
The voter disenfranchisement suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court today against the New York State Board of Elections basically boils down to voters being asked to play a game of "Red Light/Green Light" -- where the rules make no sense.
PA: Hearings for important election bills are scheduled as follows:
Felon Voting Rights bill, H 1072 is scheduled to be heard on the House floor today. This bill provides released prisoners with voter registration materials
100% unverifiable e-voting 'not the droid you're looking for'..
SC: SC bill on voter ID and early voting could die
SC: SLED and the 5th Circuit solicitor's office to investigate Alvin Greene's financesclick here