All this and more in today's voting news below...
AZ: Pueblo Politics: Elections director says outcome should be known more quickly
CA: State elections official praises county ballot-counting upgrades
CO: Coloradans For Voting Integrity Citizen Volunteers Audit Primary Election Ballots in El Paso County, CO
Robert Balink, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, and Liz Olson, Manager--Election Department, welcomed the group to reinforce the message that transparency and verifiability of elections are fundamental elements of our democracy.
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/see-that-your-vote-counted-sign-up-for-the-post-election-audits-observations-now/ The Coalition will need 50% more volunteer observers to fully cover this election audit.
CT: New Haven Register Carries Op-Ed Critical of Connecticut's Discrimination Against Independent Candidates in Public Funding
GA: Election Complaint Filed In Clayton County
State officials are reviewing complaints made by candidates who lost the primaries in Clayton County, to see if an investigation is necessary.
They accuse the county elections supervisor Annie Bright of unprofessional conduct and they want an examination of the ballot computing process and the voting machines.
IN: Lawsuit Filed Against Indiana Law that Cancels Voter Registration for Anyone Sent to Jail for a Misdemeanorhttp://www.ballot-access.org/2010/08/16/lawsuit-filed-against-indiana-law-that-wont-allow-anyone-in-jail-for-a-misdemeanor-to-vote/
MI: Reaction mixed to election's electronic poll book
Electronic poll books were supposed to speed up things, but many city clerks across the state instead found delays election night.
RI: State police take over voter registration card investigation
Correction fluid was used to blank out phone numbers on 45 voter registration cards. Phone numbers are not required on the cards, and Grebian said a volunteer might have been trying to protect the privacy of new voters.
TN: REPORT: Rutherford violated state election law*
The Rutherford County Election Commission may have violated a state law by not having polls open on a Saturday during three weeks of early voting in July, News Channel 5 reported tonight.
WI: WI's Waukesha County Clerk to Keep Elections Results on Her Personal Computer
Really, really dumb:http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7988
WV: Judge throws out Lincoln ballots, declares Brumfield winner* (absentee ballots)
A circuit judge threw out more than 300 contested absentee ballots Monday in Lincoln County's primary election and ordered county officials to declare incumbent Circuit Clerk Charles Brumfield the winner of the clerk's race in the May 11 primary.
Harvey Peyton, Brumfield's lawyer, said more than 200 of the absentee ballot requests were partly or completely filled out by someone other than the absentee voter, and should have been thrown out. Another 100 or so absentee voters gave questionable reasons for wanting to cast absentee ballots.