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Voting News: Double voting in Hoke NC? TX Voter ID again? Elections automation, a lemon?

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NC looks into possible double voting in Hoke Co..good thing Bullitt Co KY has paper ballots since 4 memory cards went missing...Some candidates for Avon, Indiana Town Council will be doing a forensic review of election. They are asking to review poll books, voting machine reports, paper ballots and ballot applications for absentee and early voting..CEIMN Dir. MARK HALVORSON has some straight talk about Minnesota Elections..Hefty sum to rig India's EVM's?...Philippines Elections automation, a lemon?

All this and more in today's voting news below...

AL: Some Jefferson County voters will have to vote twice

CA: Prop. 15 would test government funding of California state elections

CA: California Puts Vote Overhaul on the Ballot(Proposition 14)
On June 8, voters will decide the fate of a ballot measure that would replace traditional primaries in state and Congressional elections with, effectively, two rounds of voting.

CA: Ballot flub costs overtime hours(vendor to foot bill)
San Francisco. City workers are logging overtime hours in the run-up to the June 8 election to correct a ballot problem where hundreds of absentee voters got the wrong one in the mail.

CA: Vote for whimsy(get ready for June 8 statewide primary election )
http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/article_4a3a3fee-6881-11df-a7cb-001cc4c002e0.html Some spoof political signs have popped up among the crop of real ones at the corner of Jefferson Street and Imola Avenue, supporting free pizza for all Napans and a zombie for political office.

When informed, Tuteur communicated to me that St. Helenans who vote by mail must pay the (unclear) postage themselves. In other areas of Napa, where mail balloting is mandatory and unavoidable, Tuteur's office pays the postage.

CO: Status of Aspen's IRV Method----Up for Potential Repeal in NovemberElection after November 09 Advisory Vote to Discontinue IRV.

FL: Supervisor introduces new voting machines
http://www.historiccity.com/2010/staugustine/news/florida/supervisor-introduces-new-voting-machines-3312...St. Johns County to attend an Open House on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 to preview St. Johns County's new DS200 voting equipment

IL: Campus voting bill clears Senate committee; closer to final passage(full sen nxt)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/news/2010-05-27/campus-voting-bill-clears-senate-committee-closer-final-passage\. html the most controversial deals with its requirement that 12 separate counties, including Champaign, Coles and McLean counties in East Central Illinois, establish separate early voting and grace period registration sites on campuses for the Nov. 2 general election only.

IN: Court to review Avon council cote*
After close council races, court will look at possible polling place errors
5270330/1020/LOCAL05/Court-to-review-Avon-council-cote http://is.gd/csjca
The filing came after his clients heard from voters who live within the town that the Town Council election wasn't on their ballots..
Yackey's petition filed in Hendricks Circuit Court requests that election records, including poll books, voting machine reports, paper ballots and ballot applications for absentee and early voting, be opened for review and inspection.

KY: Election night in Bullitt County goes off without a glitch - almost
the clerk's office noticed that four out of 100 memory cards with voting data on them were missing, he said. The employees soon found three out of the four cards in clerks' bags and voting machines.
During this time, though, they realized the memory card was from another precinct that reported to Bullitt Central. They found that machine, which was in the clerk's office, and the memory card was still sealed within the machine.

fraud_Brennan_CEIMN_Kaiser_Halvorson http://is.gd/csjeB
Minnesota has safeguards in place that protect against voter fraud, yet do not discourage voter participation though the creation of unnecessary barriers for legitimate voters.

NC: State looking into possible voter fraud in Hoke County*
..voting machines showed two people voted twice during the May primary elections.

Shook said one of the people voted once during early voting and again on election day. Another voter appeared to have voted in two different precincts on election day.

Judy Pittman, an investigator with the State Board of Elections, said multiple voting is reported often, but it usually turns out to be a mistake rather than true fraud.

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