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CA: Math professor: top two primary is flawed
On Wednesday night, a glitch caused the wrong message to go out to 177 of the 233 people signed up. Somehow, data were transposed in the system, which caused the wrong messages
to go out, said Denver Election Commission spokesman Alton Dillard.
CO: Aspen calling for ballot questions for Nov special election
a Charter amendment on how to conduct regular municipal elections. The deadline for ballot questions to be submitted to the Pitkin County Clerk is 4 pm September 3 Councils last regular meeting before that deadline is August 23
CT: The Day, Susan Bysiewicz, and we agree: No IRV for New London
KY: Federal grand jury indicts 4 in Perry vote buying case
http://hazard-herald.com/view/full_story/8864456/article-Federal-grand-jury-indicts-4-in-Perry-vote-buying-case? Pearl Combs, Jr., Michael Ray Combs, Lewis "Cuz" Baker and Charles Marvin Herald have all been charged with unlawfully paying or offering to pay for voting in an election held in part to select a candidate for an office seat in the United States Senate.
MI: New law enables military, overseas civilians to vote
Most importantly, military and overseas civilian voters can now receive a ballot by e-mail or fax to speed the voting process. (The voted ballot must be returned by mail for security purposes.)
MN: Our view: Don't let a few decide election for us all
MN: Minn. governor joins debate over alleged 'voter fraud'
MN: Mike Dean: Felon-voting flap is a partisan distraction from bigger issues
The fact is that election officials have long needed better access to the Department of Corrections database so that they could verify whether someone is a felon. Thanks to legislation passed earlier this year, election officials can now properly flag possible felons to be challenged if they attempt to vote.
But having access to this database solves only part of the problem; many felons are not provided with the basic information regarding the status of their voting rights. Felons who have not had their voting rights restored may inadvertently vote because they were never told that their voting rights were taken away.
NT: Attorney General Candidate Failed to Vote for 18 Years
NY: Leaders disband county party
NO PETITIONS FILED: Independence chiefs feeling 'disillusioned'