All this and more in today's voting news below...
CA: Bill guaranteeing polling stations becomes law
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=17601 The new law, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2011, allows election officials to subtract permanent mail-in voters from the precinct's 1,000-voter cap. As a result, officials can redraw precincts to accurately reflect the number of in-person voters and provide Election Day polling stations for everyone.
GA: Georgia voters report issues at some polling locations
Virginia-Highland precinct opened late. Wrong ballots issued at N. Druid Hills Road.
Fusillo's name was on the list of voters only the name didn't match up with the one on her voter registration card. It matched with the one on her driver's license.
GA: Rayno: Voters still lack paper trail
I was at one time fascinated with the prospect of online voting with highly secured networks. But the truth is, we have fabricated one of the most unreliable, untraceable and unaccountable voting methods in the world.
HI: One-third of polling precincts consolidated by state
http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/One-third-of-polling-precincts-consolidated-by/Tlij5ugUtE6Ai_Zxxwy3XA.cspx Ninety-seven out of 335 polling precincts have been eliminated.
IL: County clerk: Election issues being resolved
MT. VERNON -- After spending a week in court hearing about mistakes made during the Nov. 4, 2008, general election, Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Connie Simmons said some of the issues have been resolved with legislative changes -- and others are a matter of education of election judges, workers and the public
MA: Will Gov Patrick assign MA votes to states with touch screens and voter suppression?http://www.ctvoterscount.org/will-gov-patrick-assign-ma-votes-to-states-with-touch-screens-and-voter-suppression/ We are not in principle against a national popular vote, but as a prerequisite we would require sufficient uniform national voting franchise and integrity laws, enforceable and enforced.
NY: Voting-rights case for disabled students settled
ALBANY -- The U.S. Department of Justice announced an agreement last week to resolve a longstanding lawsuit against the state and its public universities for not providing voter-registration services for students with disabilities.
NY: New Concerns Raised Over Voting Machine Upgrade(video also)
http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/politics/122348/new-concerns-raised-over-voting-machine-upgrade"The language that's used is unclear. It doesn't tell the voter that their vote isn't going to count. That is never expressed or stated in the statement. And the interface itself is just counterintuitive. If you see a green button with a check mark and something that says "Cast,' to most people that means good, that means my vote is going to count," said Lawrence Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice.
NV: ACORN finances loom over Nevada registration case
http://www.rgj.com/article/20100719/NEWS07/100719014/-1/CARSON/ACORN-finances-loom-over-Nevada-registration-case- LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The political advocacy group ACORN is "limping along" near bankruptcy, which could affect a pending voter registration case in Nevada, a lawyer for the group said Monday
TX: SAUSAGE FACTORY OPENING IN TEXAS
Get ready for the new redistricting battle.
TN: Panel denies Eldridge right to vote
Action comes despite taking GOP pledge
TN: Second Shelby County resident indicted on voter fraud charges
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/jul/19/second-shelby-county-resident-indicted-voter-fraud/ According to officials, Golden and Enochs each cast two votes in the 2006 elections.
TN: Victim found in trunk thought to be Monroe Election official
VA: Virginia: McDonnell restores rights to 506 eligible felons
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