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Voting News: Experts decry US overseas internet vote plan. PA,KY unverifiable voting. UK student voters disenfranchised

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Concerns about EAC's Overseas/Military Internet vote plan: Experts warn that e-mail messages can be intercepted, voting Web sites can be hacked or taken down by malicious attacks, and the secrecy of ballots is hard to ensure...DOJ asks court to compel Nassau compliance..."Here We Go Again (Again): 100% Unverifiable E-Voting Systems Set for Use in PA, KY, Elsewhere" ~ Brad Friedman...Missouri bill combines early voting & photo id...Illegal ballot harvesting scheme in Jim Wells Co TX...Some UK student voters denied vote, treated as 2nd class citizens...Philippine vote marred by violence and machine failures...

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

AL: Many voter registrations need update for elections
Liveoak said 10 percent of the voters in Limestone County still have not updated their voter records and are being carried on the rolls as "Inactive Voters.

AR: Election commissioner was campaign manager for Prosecutor Vaden(conflict of int)

CA: California: Special election rolls forward despite county protests

CA: Sacramento County sends sample ballots with errors

CA: Another sample ballot problem surfaces
http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/ci_15045031 The Mendocino County Elections Office is sending out at least 23,000 new sample ballots this week and next after voters reported two different problems with the original sample ballots.

CO: District attorney's office investigates businesswoman's Aspen elections claims
...many allegations concerning the election service the city hired to help it conduct the May 2009 election...

CO: Election Commission Update
The Aspen Election Commission met May 5 (the one year anniversary of the controversial 2009 Municipal Election) to hold its first hearing for complaints. The independent commissioners heard Millard Zimet's complaint regarding non-anonymous election processing.

FL: Letter to Governor Crist - Floridians to Veto HB 131
It disrespects people with disabilities where you've pledged to support them. It bulldozes local decision-making and the principle of Home Rule. It poses as support for military and overseas voters while failing to take the meaningful steps needed to truly honor their votes and their service.

IN: Myers says county ballot a misprint*
Mistake not caught prior to Election Day
Kokomo -- Howard County Clerk Mona Myers said a misprinted ballot allowed an uncertified candidate to receive votes in Tuesday's election.

MO: With one week left, major decisions left for Missouri Legislature
click here
/story/B27A1F6FFB6BF7FC8625771F00042085?OpenDocument http://bit.ly/d7k3Rg
...the voter ID issue has been combined with provisions that would help members of the military vote on a timely basis, and it also would allow about four days of advance voting in Missouri elections.

NC: Ballot recount possible, unlikely
Of the provisional ballots, Galliher said, it appears that in only 24 cases has enough evidence been gathered to substantiate their validity.

In an effort to force Nassau's compliance, the DOJ seeks immediate remedial action and has asked US District Court Judge Gary Sharpe who is overseeing New York's transition to hold the New York State Board of Elections in contempt..

TX: Charged with illegal vote harvesting, a political worker explains how voter fraud works* Jim Wells County(actually it is the worker,not voter committing fraud)
http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2010/05/illegal-vote-harvesting-south-texas-voter-fraud/1273422832.story An assistant isn't allowed to possess the voters' ballots in most situations - the law is designed so that the voter, not a political worker, sees to it that the ballot is mailed. Bueno was charged with violating this rule.

Citizens United

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