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Voting News: Why can't I vote at my ATM? South Carolina's 'discredited' voting machines

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Connecticut makes a good MOVE, the act to help overseas military vote...NY Senate passes law making voter suppression punishable as a misdemeanor...Texas Co Commissioner pleads in absentee ballot fraud case...The DISCLOSE Act, a major campaign finance reform passes congress...Doe v Reed settled, U.S. Supreme Court Says, Usually, States are Free to Release Names and Addresses of Petition Signers for Public Viewing...Why can't I vote at my ATM? Hansard Society Debate...US Post Office has special mailing envelope for military Absentee ballots..

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

AL: DA concludes no vote fraud in Autauga County

CA: Grand jury calls for 100% mail-in voting
Better proof-reading, replacing polls with mail-in ballots countywide and more use of the county website are among the 2010 grand jury's recommendations for the Mendocino County Registrar of Voters Office.

CA: Final election results certified*
The Napa County Election Division certified results Wednesday for the June 8 primary election, officially launching Napa County Supervisor Diane Dillon into a November runoff against challenger Jeff Parady for the Upvalley District 3 seat
Tuteur said the elections office discovered during the certification process that 1,100 ballots from polling places in and around the city of Napa were counted twice in the last unofficial report released on election night.

CA: Electronic voting machine whistleblower now running for Congress in California

CT: Connecticut makes a good MOVE
...the Connecticut Legislature passed a bill (p. 47) to provide faster absentee ballots and more convenient procedures for military and overseas voters, in compliance with the Federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.
Along with Secretary Bysiewicz, we applaud the Legislature's prudent choice to avoid risky Internet, fax, and email voting schemes.

CT: Secretary Bysiewicz praises enactment of measure to improve military voting

Guam: Separate party ballots suggested
http://www.guampdn.com/article/20100624/NEWS01/6240309/Separate-party-ballots-suggested A Republican gubernatorial team has proposed that separate ballots be used for each political party in the upcoming primary election to prevent the continual problem of crossover voting.

MD: Maryland: State elections board dissolved Independent party

MO: Trust-us elections(corrected link)
However, since the purchase of direct-record touch-screen voting machines (called DREs)

in 2006, these efforts at making elections transparent -- and election results thereby believable -- have been nullified.

NC: Missing key delayed Senate runoff returns in Craven
The card containing electronic results could have been driven to the main elections office in New Bern, but "we don't leave marked ballots," Burridge said.
[they protected the ballots]

NC: Marshall wins Democratic Senate runoff, voter turnout 'miserable' in Gaston
http://www.gastongazette.com/news/style-48459-0in-marshall.html(optical scan)
An electric overload temporarily shut off a voting machine in Mount Holly, but Tuesday's subterranean turnout meant no voters had to wait until the power was restored to see their ballots counted.

The Tuckaseegee Community Center, which is the polling place for the Mount Holly No. 1 precinct, dimmed Tuesday morning. No one was voting during the brief blackout, and poll workers turned off unnecessary lights and unplugged electronics to conserve power, said Pinion.

NY: New act fights voter intimidation tactics
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District D/WF) announced passage of legislation in the Senate (S2554-B) making voter suppression punishable as a misdemeanor.

NY: New Voting Machines to Get Test Run on Upper West Side
http://www.dnainfo.com/20100624/upper-west-side/new-voting-machines-get-test-run-on-upper-west-side After years of delay in New York, new voting machines will be unveiled and tested tonight on the Upper West Side.

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