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'Daily Voting News' For May 12, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

The voter ID debate continues in Texas. Tennessee lawmakers are attempting to resurrect an old bill that would require a photo ID to vote and proof of citizenship to register, and would allow deployed troops to fax or e-mail their absentee ballots. ...

  • NAtional: Announcing EAC Board of Advisors (Virtual Public Forum) May 11-15 LINK (regarding the "Election Operations Assessment", formerly known as the "Risk Assessment Project")

  • NAtional: Details about the EAC Board of Advisors Meeting LINK (see also: LINK

  • IN: Governor vetoes bill to expand Indiana vote centers LINK

  • NC: Bill promotes teen voter registration; Lawmakers want students to preregister, schools to stress value. LINK

  • NJ: Study says N.J. needs to better train poll workers, track election complaints to preserve rights LINK

  • NY: Franklin County to ditch lever voting machines LINK

  • OH: Record number of Vote-by-mail ballots cast in municipal primaries LINK

  • TN: Tennessee: Speaker wary of GOP bid to resurrect voting bills LINK

  • TX: Chairman says committee-approved voter ID plan unlikely to pass full House LINK (includes a 2-hour, 44-minute video of the committee meeting and Smith's post-meeting comments)

  • WA: King County elections office needs state OK LINK

  • Bangladesh: Electronic Voting Machine may be introduced in DCC elections LINK

  • Philippines: SP studies Basilan's proposal on fingerprinting and national ID system LINK
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