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Voting News: Shes baack..Crist last on FL ballot. Illegal tweet on UK vote

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She's back. Election Sup. Kathy Dent still fighting Sarasota's 2006 charter ordered election audits. Dent has taken on the voters, the FL Supreme Court & lawmakers. Now Dent wants the Circuit Ct to explain the Sup.Court ruling...Florida Gov Crist name is last on ballot...Possible vote buying in Bladen Co NC...Columbia Co. NY fights to keep lever machines...Tennessee passes bill to block voter purge for form errors...UK Gordon Brown twitter czar Kerry McCarthy tweeted election results before May 6 count...

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

AZ: Coconino Co. voters told of wrong polling places for May 18 election

CA: Open primary offers pluses and minuses
The open primary initiative on the June 8 ballot would produce scores of Democrat-vs.-Democrat showdowns in California, drive up campaign costs and increase nonpartisan voters' influence, according to an analysis from the Center for Governmental Studies

CO: Election Commission to Hear Zimet Complaint Alleging Unconstiutional Election
http://aspenelectionreview.blogspot.com/2010/04/election-commission-to-hear-zimet.html The complaint update details how he determined Mayor Mick Ireland's likely voting data from cast vote records improperly collected in order of poll book entries, and then publicly released by the city.

CT: Bills Waiting For Action In Last Days Of Session
Currently there are two election bills we are aware of waiting for passage in one house, both of which deserve passage, in our opinion:

FL: Clarification sought on an election ruling
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100430/ARTICLE/4301067?Title=Clarification-sought-on-an-election-ruling SARASOTA COUNTY - Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent will ask the Circuit Court to clarify a recent Florida Supreme Court decision regarding whether she must hire an independent auditor to verify election results.

FL: Crist to be Listed Last in a List of Nine Candidates
http://www.ballot-access.org/2010/04/30/crist-to-be-listed-last-in-a-list-of-nine-candidates/ Charlie Crist will be listed ninth (i.e, last) on the November 2008 ballot for the U.S. Senate race in Florida.

FL: Crist gets Florida election law changes (HB 131)
Crist vetoed a bill with the same provisions as the one that passed Thursday in the House because he opposed another section creating special campaign funds for legislative leaders.

KS: Proposal would preserve voting rights for residents with mental illness

KS: Should mentally ill get to vote?

Despite some glitches, the use of Scantegrity II was a success
http://bit.ly/axy36r (pdf)
The First E2E Binding Governmental Election with Ballot Privacy
"About fifteen scanned ballots, scanned in a time period of about seventy-five minutes by the same scanner, had lines on them that caused the scanner to be unable to read votes. Images of all scanned ballots were saved, and those not readable by the scanner were marked, so we were able to manually enter in these votes."

MO: Woman who wants to be on ballot as D. Crystal to be deposed
Did a Kansas City woman essentially make up a name, as a lawsuit contends, to confuse voters to the benefit of an incumbent on the Jackson County Legislator?

NC: State investigating Bladen Co. vote buying allegations

NM: Secretary of State Reopens 2008 Probe of County Clerk (Rio Arriba County)
news/doc4bd8594a8c70d696383962.txt http://bit.ly/bhujI1

NY: LETTER: Columbia County Will Continue to Fight (for lever machines)
opinion/doc4bd74d245e808519916815.txt http://bit.ly/a1EXT4

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