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2/25. Iowa needs post-election audits. I-voting spreads in Canda local elections, Google Hackers

Iowa needs post-election audits. Internet voting spreads in Canda local elections, Closing in on the Google hackers

Feb 25, 2010

Maryland might not have enough money to conduct the November election?.....Upshur Co TX will pay $30K to Hart InterCivic program machines, print ballots and tally results for the March 2 primaries. The county clerk would have charged $2K...
Wisconsin U state senate rejects internet voting, cites i-vote fiasco in 2008...

Sean Flaherty asks fellow Iowans, and especially Polk County folks to help protect the 2010 elections by asking lawmakers to pass House bill 682 to require post election audits...

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


CA: Editorial: Privately run election questionable
http://www.montereyherald.com/opinion/ci_14468312?nclic...
... the idea of a private firm reporting to City Hall, and being assisted by City Hall, in conducting a city election sounds a bit cozy

CO: Plaintiff's Surreply regarding Defendant's Motion to protect TrueBallot from deposition - Marks v. Koch (Aspen Election Transparency Suit)
http://bit.ly/bUVbmm

CT: Republicans hire attorney to challenge Bysiewicz's lawsuit
http://bit.ly/8XeML3

CT: Garcia: Small Fundraisers to Qualify For The Citizens Election Program
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=2922

FL: Florida Voters, Submit Your Ballot Request NOW for the April 13, 2010 Special Election! http://www.fvap.gov/global/news/nr3-2010.html

IA: Iowa Needs a Post-Election Audit
http://blog.verifiedvoting.org/2010/02/25/410
Iowans, and especially Polk County folks, please take some time out of your busy day to protect the 2010 elections...

KY: Election official says she was told to steal votes
http://www.kentucky.com/2010/02/25/1155312/precinct-wor...

MD: State falls short on paying for fall election
http://www.marylandreporter.com/page5505129.aspx
The state probably doesn't have enough money in its proposed budget to conduct November's election...

MO: Whats in the Missouri campaign finance bill?
http://politicalactivitylaw.com/?p=8294
The bill would ban most committee-to-committee transfers of campaign donations, an attempt to reduce the money laundering that lawmakers have alleged goes on.

PA: Tell The Inquirer: Election Problems Go Deeper Than One Precinct
http://www.electionreformnetwork.us/node/226

PA: The Point: Indefensible
Chesco's '08 polling-place maneuver was a disgrace.
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/currents/20100221_The_Po...
Some of the 1,440 who voted there that day waited for seven to eight hours in the rain, queuing up close enough to working railroad tracks to reach out and touch passing freight cars.

TX: Communication gaps blamed for Upshur ballot miscue
Contracting with Austin firm delays ballots
http://bit.ly/9rgBdl

TX: Upshur County gets ballots in under the wire
http://bit.ly/8Z4YTq

WA: Suspending initiatives? Controversial but common
http://bit.ly/94FUC3

WA: Initiatives and lawmakers, part deux
http://bit.ly/d54XYQ
For all the talk about big changes for Washingtons much-used, much-maligned initiative process, not a single initiative crackdown is passing this legislative session.

WI: Student Senate nixes online voting
http://bit.ly/c1HYHq
Student Senate voted down a resolution Monday attempting to conduct the 2010 Student Body Elections online instead of paper ballot form.

VA: UBE technical glitch extends voting time (online voting)
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2010/02/23/ube-technical-g... /
University of Virginia. The University Board of Elections experienced technical difficulties during the first hour of student-elections voting at 8 a.m. yesterday ...certain offices were missing from the ballot. After first attempting to resolve the issue itself, the UBE consulted Information Technology & Communication, which identified the problem as a wide-spread glitch rather than an isolated incident.

VT: So troops' votes count - by Deborah Markowitz is Vermont secretary of state and a Democratic candidate for governor http://bit.ly/ahpCEJ
Gov. Douglas ...suggests that we should instead implement Internet voting or accept ballots for at least two weeks after the election. But neither of these solutions will work.


National

State Compliance with the MOVE Act
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/015352.html
Electionline.org has this report on state lawmakers' and election administrators' efforts to comply with the the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, including its requirement that they provide for electronic transmission of registration and ballot requests

"Election Lawyers Divided Over Prospects for Legislative Response to Citizens United"
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/015350.html

EAC issued election administration information this week to state and local election officials on five topics: canvassing and certifying an election, conducting a recount, administering provisional ballots, building community partnerships, and communicating with the public. http://bit.ly/cYp91e

Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Overrule CU
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/015346.html

International

Closing in on the Google hackers
http://msdnrss.thecoderblogs.com/2010/02/24/closing-in-... /

Canada: Alberta to grant prisoners the right to vote
http://bit.ly/bpDU9o
Alberta will give prisoners in provincial jails the right to vote as part of sweeping changes to its Elections Act.

Canada: Whitewater council will decide on alternate voting for 2010 election
http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=24...
WHITEWATER REGION -The finance and administration committee will recommend council adopt the alternate voting process for the 2010 municipal election.

By allowing taxpayers of Whitewater Region to vote by telephone and Internet...

Philippines: More than half of voting machines pass tests, Comelec says
http://bit.ly/bMi6HK
...About 60,000 of the 82,200 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines are working," Comelec Chairman Jose Melo told reporters on Thursday.



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