All this and more in today's voting news below...
AL: Chapman to visit counties with alleged voter fraud
http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=12534379 Secretary of State Beth Chapman is informing voters of allegations of voter fraud prior to the primary election on June 1. So far, the office has received complaints of reported voter fraud from Greene, Macon, Perry and Wilcox counties.
AZ: San Luis mayor: Errors not voter fraud
...it would appear that just with members of council, their wives, and council members-elect, the error rate exceeded 35 percent!...
If one is to do something constructive that might reduce the error factor, may I suggest instituting a better system to check signatures?
update/doc4bf6bf93c5540498201732.txt http://is.gd/cnPdg A Democratic state Senate candidate is threatening to sue Napa County after the local elections department refused to correct a misprint wrongly identifying her as a Republican
CO: The national trend toward open access
If Michigan activists can review ballots for audits, why can't we? If copies of Humboldt County California's ballots are regularly posted on the web, why are Aspen's more secret? If Minnesota can post their questionable ballots on the web, Why can't Aspen? If Longmont, Colo.'s ordinary citizens can participate in an audit to test procedures for improvement, why are Aspen citizens prevented?
CO: City talks down, lawyers up
Will Aspen simply protect their many election irregularities with big-time lawyers or instead solve the underlying problems and make sure anonymous records become accessible? I am hoping for the latter.
Police say the woman was spotted by two other poll workers and prevented from casting a second ballot.
GA: Georgia's Voter Registration Procedures Discriminate And Should Be Permanently Blocked, Civil Rights Coalition Argues
Under the procedures, U.S. citizens from minority communities were incorrectly flagged as non-citizens and prevented from registering to vote.
HI: 54 percent voter turnout in special election signals success of mail in ballots
LA: Cromer asks for voting machine analysis after malfunctions at House this week
MN: Editorial: straight talk about Minnesota's elections(By Mark Halvorson )
http://www.sleepyeyenews.com/news/x1070024365/Editorial-straight-talk-about-Minnesota-s-elections...Norm Coleman's recount attorney, Fritz Knacck said of the recount, "We were looking for fraud, but we didn't find any." We wish that Mr. Kaiser could be as forthcoming and honest about elections here in Minnesota. We invite you to read our report alongside his report and decide for yourself which one you find more credible.
MN: Our view: Break down barriers to voting
The march to demand documents at polling places, including photo IDs and proof of citizenship, has been quietly persistent -- and as disturbing in its reach as in its potential for negatively influencing elections.
Under the new rule, chicken costumes will be banned along with political buttons, shirts, hats and signs within 100 feet of polling places.
NY: MY VIEW: Making it possible for all to vote
By Virginia Martin Democratic Commissioner Board of Election
doc4bf602e612afa678274222.txt http://is.gd/cnPm4 What's the value of going through the effort of obtaining accessible voting machines and training election workers to be competent and sensitive in their use if the people that would use them can't even get in the door?
SD: SD to pioneer electronic voting system(only for downloading blank ballots)